Bill Will – Fun House

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I accompanied Bill Will’s exhibition of kinetic sculptures Fun House with a four-channel generative sound installation.  An extensive library of individual sound events were randomly triggered and spatialized throughout the gallery in ever-changing combinations and layers.  Sound events ranged in length from a few seconds to several minutes and were derived from the sound of a single snare drum hit – from quiet buzzing and drones to rumbles and pops.  Sudden bursts of sound emerged from silences.  As visitors activated the noisy sculptures, the installation provided a parallel sonic environment.

Ronna & Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art at Lewis & Clark, Portland OR

Sept. 10 – Dec. 10, 2017

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre NW – Well Worn

This 4-channel video installation was created to accompany a performance by Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre NW at The White Box Gallery, University of Oregon.  I shot footage on the day leading up to and including the group’s site-specific performance in a burned-out and graffitied building.  The rain came and went, creating puddles that reflected the textures of concrete and spraypaint. Colors darkened into night against the architecture with dancers in yellow and silver raincoats.  Within the gallery, four screens surrounded the viewers on all sides for a 10-minute screening.

Kelly Rauer – Locate

My sound design for Kelly Rauer’s three-channel video installation concentrated on swooping, twirling motions.  White noise, sine tones and pulsing drum machines were recorded with a swinging microphone – a pendulum to mimic the kinetics of the camera work and the dancer’s bodies.  Paired and mirrored, larger than life, dancers swing the graphic marks of their limbs in the stark glare of a spotlight or fling themselves into a dark void, amid passing tones and the crackling of an ice storm.

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Kelly Rauer – Weight

Weight was a large-scale video installation, arranging four video projections and four televisions of various sizes throughout the gallery.  Viewers were surrounded by stuttering sequences and asynchronous, rhythmic interactions of gestures, as Rauer leaps, jumps and crawls through the empty space of a blank, sunlit studio.  The installation made it impossible to see all screens at once – or any screen in isolation.    From rafter-mounted speakers, closely-miked recordings of similar movements hovered above the small scattered sounds emerging from television speakers.  The gallery space was filled with creaky footsteps on a wood floor, bodily thuds and breathing.

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Circus Me (A Round) (with Linda Austin)

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This collaboration with choreographer and dancer Linda Austin used the camera to extract, fragment and reconfigure a solo from her larger project Circus Me Around.  By filming three different renditions of the dance from three different heights (feet, torso and head level), the body was fragmented into separate parts and projected throughout the space.  The solo becomes “a round” as the three performances (with their rustling, footfalls and bits of speech and song) move in and out of sync.  Props, set elements and lights created a tableau, suggesting various moments from the dance.

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