I am fascinated by how we bear the burdens and meet the challenges imposed upon us by our collective histories. To approach these questions I record performances at my home, photograph at sites of past mass killing, and observe personal and societal responses. My work also ranges from portrait-and-interview depictions of communities to interactive public sculptures to semi-abstract photographs.
Entrance, Auschwitz II-Birkenau Death Camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau State Memorial and Museum. Republic of Poland
Site/Sight was selected for the Houston Center for Photography's 2015 Fellowship. The solo show ran from May to July, 2015, then moved to the Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. It was at Light Work in Syracuse, NY, April through July, 2016. A print from the project is part of the Royal Photographic Society's International Print Exhibition 159, currently touring the U.K.
Act 1. Year 2, November
The More That Is Taken Away is an earthwork and performance meditating on atrocity, set in the context of my home. It includes video, sound, and large-format B&W photographs. The project was recently exhibited at Ithaca College's Handwerker Gallery and at the Sol Mednick Gallery at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
Ravensbrück Concentration Camp for Women. Federal Republic of Germany
Seeing Memorials is a body of photographs made as a vistor to sites of mass killing and their associated memorials. The images use a variety of renderings of the sites: formal, romantic, and offbeat, together with images of text fragments.