video for “People” by Which Wave

February 04, 2019

I’ve very excited to have made the video for the song “People” by Which Wave. It is from the debut “People E.P.” – Spotify or download EP free at http://whichwave.net. Check it out:

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How To Heal With Color

July 11, 2018

How To Heal With Color
8:15, 2018
live audio-visual performance

“How To Heal With Color” is a real-time performance mixing video and sound. The performance is an action to unite the viewer’s sense of color with the awareness of their own bodily states, leading from awareness to tension to release.

It has been performed at The Oilwick Gallery, Indianapolis, INB on June 16, 2018 as part of the Mid-West AudioVisual Artist collective.

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Flower Meditation

May 12, 2018

My wife gave me flowers for my birthday. I made this video with them.
Used: Paracosm Lumen, Signal Culture Frame Buffer and Mixer. For sound, Make Noise 0-Coast with a touch of delay and reverb.

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Autonomous Reality Communities Performance

May 07, 2018

Autonomous Reality Communities is a live video and sound performance.

It is a visual tone poem using the vocabulary of motion graphics and abstraction to posit that humankind is not the center of universe and that there are other layers of existence.
I draw the title from Gene Youngblood’s essay of the same name, in which he argues for the use of computer generated and modulated moving image art as the basis for forming new ideas and connections. I combine this with the need for empathy with the non-human. The combination of empathy and technology allows us to dismantle dominant, stagnant modes of thinking and assemble new futures.

It can be streamed into a browser or VR space via OBS. Each performance is different and done in realtime.

Video stills are below. Documentation of a past performance can be viewed here:


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Stills from Life Can Be Difficult

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Autonomous Reality Communities

April 30, 2018

“Autonomous Reality Communities” is a visual tone poem using the vocabulary of motion graphics and abstraction to posit that humankind is not the center of universe and that there are other layers of existence.
I draw the title from Gene Youngblood’s essay of the same name, in which he argues for the use of computer generated and modulated moving image art as the basis for forming new ideas and connections. I combine this with the need for empathy with the non-human. The combination of empathy and technology allows us to dismantle dominant, stagnant modes of thinking and assemble new futures.

“Autonomous Reality Communities” was created as a live performance, with the video and sound manipulated in real-time.

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Wash Away the Effluvia of the Capitalocene

February 01, 2018

Wash Away the Effluvia of the Capitalocene

Digital video, 58 seconds, 2018

A cleansing wash to prepare for a better tomorrow.

Video manipulated with Signal Culture’s Frame Buffer and Maelstrom apps.
Sounds made with VCV Rack.

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Motherless Mind-Children (Partial Reconstruction)

December 21, 2017


Motherless Mind-Children (Partial Reconstruction)

Digital Video, 9:36, 2017
This is a re-edit/remix of a live video mixing performance. It is an abstracted narrative about how, in order to evolve physically and biologically, we must find ways to join with the non-human, here represented by centipedes and snails. In order to accomplish this communion, we must give up our consumption and regurgitation of click- and capital-generating content, which causes so much nausea and disgust in ourselves and others. Cleansing our minds of such ever diminishing forms will connect our pasts and futures, coming home a primordial future that makes the best of a bad situation.

Inspired by the writings of Donna Haraway, Motherless Mind-Children was originally performed as part of “Come Together: Bring Your Own Beamer Muncie” on November 18, 2017 at Muncie Makes Lab. The video is a collage of my own videos and “found footage” from Superheros Pregnant Soccer Balls Fidget Spinner Spiderman Joker Hulk Cartoon Funny Kids Video, a deleted youtube video algorithmically generate to attract child viewers. The soundtrack features samples from Bo Diddley’s “Bring It To Jerome,” David John & The Mood’s “Bring It to Jerome,” John Cale and Terry Riley’s “Church of Anthrax” and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ “I Put A Spell on You,” as well as sounds from drag races, Icelandic water and other field recordings.  

Some video processing was done at Signal Culture artist residency. Video manipulation was done with Signal Culture’s apps Frame Buffer, Interstream, Retrace, and SSSScan and Maelstrom.

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This Is Hell

August 19, 2017

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Life Can Be Difficult

July 07, 2017

Life Can Be Difficult

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Aliens in Muncie

October 27, 2016

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Moon Monster From Beyond The Moon

June 11, 2016

TransApeFoldBubbles

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Prince

April 24, 2016

MeAsPrince

15 years ago I made a video of me re-enacting a gesture of Prince’s from his film Under the Cherry Moon. I was trying to discover just where a little bit of his power lay. I’ve re-made it as a gif, just thinking about all of the light he brought to the world with his music and courage and confidence.

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Let It Go

April 13, 2016

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Moon Dance

March 18, 2016

GlamAstronauts

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Waiting Wondering

February 19, 2016

TransApeExitingCave

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