b US s t o p. (7 minutes/full size) composite. 2006/2009

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the architecture of place--more accurately, of the non-place--becomes the transitional setting for this exploration of the architecture of the station. the architectural structure, the box, of the bus station holds its place in time, yet is no longer the center of activity that bustles with the activity of departure and arrival. movement of time has caused a shift, the station for ground travel has given way to air--and to individual automobiles, not to mention electronic mechanisms. time has shifted, but the physical structure remains, now serving those of an economic statures that is prohibitive to individuals unable to travel freely in their own vehicles. discarded, yet still present, it serves another strata in the social architecture. the mechanism of the recording--the tape--is also present. . .another form of recording now discarded.

m USE u m. (2 minutes) composite. 2005/2007

traversing the interior of a museum in an attempt to be seen and using the architecture designed for the security of the objects, the surveillance cameras become the medium for the performance in the non-place of the museum. we are allowed to see but not touch, and to perform to an audience that sits behind the cameras, unknown and disconnected.

remain_|d|er. (7:09 minutes) two channel video. 2005/2009

What are the divisions--the boundaries defining territories and separating public from private spaces? What is the possibility that the 'space between' becomes that most often infiltrated, traversed or maneuvered by pseudo interlopers-- present, but with no ownership? How are these territories monitored or surveilled--and by whom? More reflexive than reflective, the monitor mediates with mechanisms that imitate the gaze: the camera or the mirror.

remain_|d|er is the mirror; a self portrait in a non-place. Its data collected in an upscale hotel lobby, the camera records the ebb and flow of breathing--along with arrivals/departures that would be expected in this place of transition and interchange. Temporary residents are strangers, not neighbors. An intimate conversation is held in the lobby--can the conversation be recorded? Social etiquettes take on new forms. How do we know what to expect in an environment that familiarizes insignificance and displacement? Shifting structures of physical and social architectures position the user as a mechanism, removing the experience of place (local). What is the remainder?

lin {e}a r. (8 minute shortened version/ full 11:13) 2004/2005

reperceptualized spaces, architectures and associations of a building space through sound and image. the movement of sound, in additon to the movement of the camera (as the viewer) interrupts the flow of space. lin[e]ar, questions time, space, and viewer perception through a struggle to define location.
The perceptual space is ambiguous, yet strangely familiar. As the viewer, are we never allowed to arrive? And even then, how do we know where we are going?

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