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VIDEOS in the Series
CODA (single channel & 3 channel)
2021, 4:41 min., color, sound, HD video
Shot in one take, Coda features a woman lying motionless on red, volcanic gravel as a handheld camera scans her body. The generating event of her predicament occurred before the film time—inviting spectators to free associate about the mystery of her plight, as well as one's own temporality.
WIDOW’S END (split screen & 2 channel)
2020, 4:42 & 4:44 min., color, sound, HD video
The perils of isolation and climate instability meet in this split screen/2 channel video set against the backdrop of a volcanic red rock quarry in southern Iceland. Caught in an extreme, inhospitable landscape, a bereaved woman finds herself enveloped in a swath of black fabric. The intensity of her stillness combines with a stark sound score to form a slowly shifting visual tableaux that explores the terrain where inner and outer realities collide.
2019, 6:31 min., color, sound, HD video
Shot in southern Iceland, Widow’s Walk portrays the Widow character as fated with the Sisyphean task of walking up and down a desolate hill in an effort to conquer her grief. Her existential dilemma is further destabilized by troubling memories and a precarious future.
2019, 3:44 min., color, sound, HD video
Vigil features a nameless woman slowly crossing an undefined, stark landscape. Extending from her dress, a trail of cloth symbolic of her mourning blows in the wind as she moves through a deserted space offering no markers of time or place. Her stillness combines with a haunting electronic sound score—inviting the spectator to drift with her through a quasi-apocalyptic world.
WIDOW | GHOSTS
2017, 3:09 min., color, sound, HD video
In WIDOW | GHOSTS a woman reminiscent of classic Hollywood cinema walks through the crowds of present day Times Square. As she seductively approaches the camera, past and present merge in an eerie meditation on displacement, identity, and the transience of life.
2017, 7:25 min., color, sound, HD video
WW is a psychedelic, sci-fi voyage into the darker recesses of consciousness. With its surrealist use of artifice and doubling, the video combines abstracted imagery with footage of a woman performing a sequence of precisely choreographed movements. This juxtaposition between the abstract and symbolic merges with a pulsating electronic score to create an unsettling investigation of the cataclysmic forces that underlie birth and death.
2014, 10:48 min., color, sound, HD video
Desert Widow is part performance documentation, part photographic cinematography. It features a woman driven into a vast landscape by forces beyond her control. As she traverses the shifting desert topography she performs a sequence of ritualized actions. Day and night converge, as do land and water, creating a subtle yet dramatic interplay between light, movement, music, silence, and stillness. Through this melding of the pictorial with the performative, Desert Widow is a meditation on loss and renewal.
2016, 6:59 min., color, sound, HD video
WIDOW_remix is a re-make of the original work in this series. Exploring the intersection of domesticity and femininity, remix traces the actions of a woman absorbed within a claustrophobic space as she confronts past trauma. With its cut-up, chaotic edit, the video abandons the choreographic structure of the original performance-video, inviting viewers to merge with the protagonist’s unrestrained, emotive experience hovering on the edge of pleasure and pain.
2013, 11:55 min., color, sound, HD video
Widow is a video-performance based on a site-specific work created for the iconic, futuristic hallway at 3LD Center for Art and Technology in New York City. The narrow, runway-like structure of the architecture not only dictates the trajectory of the protagonist's movement, but further encapsulates her within her confined universe. Suspenseful stillness, sharp gestures, and emotional extremes combine in an audio-visual dissection of the female psyche.