SRD puttering about: MFA studio in Process

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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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Water Projects: Wetlands, Marshes, Swamps, Bogs, the story of dematerialized liminal spaces

Water In water, I’m interested in the social, economic, environmental, and cultural relationship that we have with water and all the challenges that are related to that. On the negative side of the equation, we have droughts and pollution, soil erosion , sea level rise, climate related issues that we’re all facing and dealing with.… 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.

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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 ›

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SOUND PIECE: A Presence –Phase 2

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

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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 ›

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VIDEO: Marsh on Fury…

These videos were part of an attempt at working with images of Marsh grasses, both invasive Phragmites and other native grasses. I say attempt as I am still trying to understand how the different types of materials I have can be challenged to leave behind their “nature doc” feel and go somewhere else. The combination… Read More ›

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SOUND PIECE: Breathless

sound piece made as a soundtrack for my first pass at Untitled 7B (Breathless Punks). All of the sounds are of my normal breathing manipulated and processed in various ways. some of it is sped up some of it slowed down, pitch is all over the place, etc. Then I used as a composition reference… Read More ›