SRD puttering about: MFA studio in Process

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VIDEO: Introduction- On SRD’s Practice

Here is a 2min introduction video made to help contextualize my new work in relationship with my practice as a whole. It was made for our current Covid world, when we could not do a presentation of our practice to the incoming MFA cohort.


category:PROCESS, Thinking
September 15, 2020
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Installation: Untitled #3044, DC – sketches

Working on creating the installation of “Untitled #3044-Triggered Redundancy“ for the show at the Delaware Contemporary in Wilmington. I Have been trying to come up with an installation strategy that would work in a group show, specifically creating immersive space with a sonic environment while not distracting or affecting others in the space as well… Read More ›


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VIDEO: Untitled #3044 “Triggered Redundancy”

This is a first pass at making a video walkthrough of a potential installation with the videos I am making from the sound compositions and all of the footage I shoot at the Dupont Experience Education wildlife area in Wilmington.


March 11, 2021
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SOUND PIECE: Toute Seule –Theme

This piece I think is the main theme of the marsh project, it is trying to work through the loneliness felt when thinking of the overwhelming inevitability of the earth’s destruction by humanity. When standing in this wetland park, which is a pastiche of its original form, nestled between I95 and 495 expressways next to… Read More ›


March 2, 2021
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SOUND PIECE: A Presence –Phase 2

A march into the sea a march onto the land? a recurring pattern


February 24, 2021
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SOUND PIECE: A Presence –Phase 1

I have been shooting these Marshes since Fall of 2019, as well as researching the natural and environmental history of Delaware, both in relationship to my artistic practice and as a Delaware State Master Naturalist. What I am finding and what I am reading is mostly a very upsetting, anger inducing, tale of the systematic… Read More ›


February 5, 2021
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SOUND PIECE: Foghorns- sunrise on the river… Composition sketch 3

Third composition, visualizing a foggy moment on the river…


category:FEELING, PIECES
January 26, 2021
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SOUND PIECE: Regalo Le Megalo- sunrise wakie wakie… Composition sketch 2

It is a cold fall morning in November, in the distance the cooling towers of the Salem Nuclear Power Plant, fatherless golems standing in static despair. The air is still, but electric, moisture rising slowly from the warm earth. Expecting a smorgasbord of insects to rush about trying to escape, hundreds of birds, rodents and… Read More ›


category:FEELING, PIECES
January 22, 2021
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SOUND PIECE: A composition for Millenia-Trees a First pass —Composition sketch 1

1/22/2020: Probably my first ever real attempt at composition. After considering the level of interactions and negotiations necessary to work with a real composer to get a score for my video pieces, I decided to try to make audio sketches of possible directions for the current longform piece that I am working on. Most of… Read More ›


category:FEELING, PIECES
January 21, 2021
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VIDEO: “Untitled” – A New Direction, New Possibilities

This work is a turning point in my understanding of my practice. Modeling possible directions from the results of research, reading, process writing, test shooting, sketching and discussing my ideas with Lance, Amy and my cohort, has allowed me to imagine a direction where the different ideals of art making I am captivated by, can coexist in my practice.


December 13, 2020
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WRITING: The Potential of a New Direction, Clearer Intentions

I am embarking on a new phase of my practice, that I have been developing over the semester through writing, research and trial and error… Here is the newest version of my artist statement which present this new opportunity.


category:PROCESS, Thinking
December 13, 2020
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SRD In Practice: Mind Maps

Mapping Process, Methods, Ideas, Theories, Research into models of understanding… Taxonomy of influences; Themes and patters; Process Methodology


category:PROCESS, Thinking
December 13, 2020
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FAIL PROJECTS: Installation- BDG

¡ Trigger warnings . : . NSFW content!
This was another pass at my Mandingo series of works, attempting to present data and information while also creating a specific type of environment.


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November 19, 2020
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SOUND PIECE: An Absurd Laugh Track

Melancolic microphone check, the result of listening to the news of Donald Trump and the republican parties attempt at a slow mo coup d’etat; something unfamiliar to Americans but oh so natural to all of us who have lived through coups.


category:FEELING, PIECES
November 15, 2020
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SOUND PIECE: I Am ok…

A sound piece made of this moment… This piece was made the week of November 5th 2020. It was presented in the entry hallway of Taylor Hall.Its optimum installation setup would have been on discreet/hidden shelving about head high to optimize the unsettling nature of the voices. (and yes this piece is a reference to… Read More ›


category:FEELING, PIECES
November 7, 2020
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IN PASSING: P3n1s Drawings

Continuing with my penis sketches on sticky notes, which will eventually become Penis paintings…
Here the question is when does obsessive behavior become a sickness.
Men obsess on their penises continually from birth to death.
(no matter what they say)


category:FEELING, PIECES, Thinking
October 10, 2020