During a yearlong residency at Headlands Center for the Arts, I engaged their database of participating artists as both source material and subject in an investigation of community and connection. Using social mapping software, I visualized a series of possible interactions between artists in residence.
This video essay details the methodology used to generate its weblike forms, and investigates the unexpected outcomes and ambiguities of collaborating with machines.
It was first shown as part of a performance installation with a live drawing machine.
Made during Headlands Center for the Arts’ 2017 Designer in Residence program.
My role: Concept, software, video production
In an accompanying performance, a drawing machine materializes communal networks for visitors in real time.
Imagery generated in The Superstructure forms the identity for a related event, taking on different qualities across a range of media.
Essays and archival documents live side-by-side in this online exhibit and database.
Digital posters, distributed via email, take advantage of their intimate scale by overwhelming the small screen.
Examining the conflicted, shifting relationship between nature and the built environment, and the creation of a new, hybrid landscape combining the two.
An interactive photo booth that—in the tradition of Victorian spirit photography and New Age aura photography—reveals ghostly images of its past users.