Mapping Meaning, Ongoing
Mapping Meaning brings together artists, scientists and scholars to explore questions of mental, social, and environmental ecology. Through experimental workshops, exhibitions, and transdisciplinary research, Mapping Meaning supports the creative work and scholarship of those working at the edges, margins and ecotones.
Birding the Future, Ongoing
Birding the Future explores current extinction rates by specifically focusing on the warning abilities of birds. The installation invites visitors to listen to endangered and extinct bird calls and to view visionary avian landscapes through a set of stereoscopic cards and video.
Portable Field Desk(s), 2015-16
Interactive custom-built sculptures utilized in place-responsive actions and performing of archives.
Survival 101, 2010-14
Survival 101 re-imagines leveling rods from a 1918 photograph depicting an all-female survey crew. All symbols are hand-carved in recycled wood and integrate historic designs with barcode references. Video performance is also integrated further playing with notions of obsolete and emerging technologies.
Ground Truthing, 2009
Ground Truthing is a project that investigates the intersections of technology, land use and the environment in the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes of California. Though saved by environmental activists from becoming home to a nuclear power plant, these dunes became the site of one of the largest and longest oil spills in US history, called “The Silent Spill”.
This ongoing series was started in 2011 and looks at how advances in technology may or may not be shifting the ways we measure what is “essential.” All photos are taken with “Theodolite,” an augmented reality application that overlays realtime geospatial data on smart phone cameras.