In my creative practice I utilize 16mm film, video, creative writing, sound, and drawing. In each aspect of my work I engage with and against traditions usually associated with documentary, like interview, archival material, primary texts, and poetic imagery. My projects incorporate innovative stylistic techniques such as hand-drawn, text-based animation to emphasize contingency, misunderstanding, and personal history. I’m committed to the flaws inherent in both analog and digital technologies and embrace the quirks of each medium involved. My projects are determinedly interdisciplinary, closely investigating the ways in which social machinations are reflected in the smallest elements of daily life. In the work, you can experience historical and contemporary fragments, detritus, speculation, and cultural afterthoughts. Whether it is creating a stop-motion animation of a Wal-Mart receipt or with a newspaper headline, scouring through 1950s FBI archives, or filming interviews at the local deli or in a Kansas missile silo, my interest is in the ways in which the sweeping statements of history affect specific details of human experience.
I have been working as a professional artist and teaching at the university level for over 20 years. My work has been exhibited and screened worldwide at museums, galleries, conferences, and film festivals. I am currently represented by Simon Preston Gallery, New York and Galerie M+R Fricke, Berlin.