Film

With the aim of cultivating empathy, I use video, performance, and installation to explore universal emotions, behaviors and experiences that people are often uncomfortable sharing publicly. My work has exhibited internationally in galleries in Guyana, Malaysia, China, Spain, Italy and recently at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Puddle Song

Puddle Song playfully explores creative expression, judgment, and censorship. Soon after the work’s protagonist innocently loses herself in a moment of wonder and joy, she realizes she is being watched. Her perception of the judgmental gaze of another person imposes on her excitement, and puts an abrupt end to her spontaneous creativity. This film is one is a series of tone poems that explore human behavior and emotion within the framework of a single moment or situation.

Love Struck

A short sound and image study of the arc of emotions in a lover’s pursuit: anticipation, tension and release. Love Struck is one is a series of tone poems that explore human behavior and emotion within the framework of a single moment or situation.

Wood Nymph

Wood Nymph is an exploration of social contexts in which human beings are made to feel shameful about natural tendencies toward desire. The woman in Wood Nymph represents societal norms and rules about “appropriate” behavior. The film toys with themes of voyeurism and power, hinting both that women’s power may often be underestimated, and that the concept of power may be an illusion all together. Wood Nymph is one is a series of tone poems that explore human behavior and emotion within the framework of a single moment or situation.

Un/becoming Beautiful

“Who we are never changes. Who we think we are does.” – Mary S. Almanac

“Un/Becoming Beautiful” explores self-image through internal dialog. In this performance-based video, I am looking directly into the camera as if it is a mirror, sans makeup, while reciting an anxious litany of “I am beautiful” or “I am not beautiful.” The viewer goes on an emotional journey with me as I become critical of my looks, applying makeup to enhance my beauty, ultimately feeling even less attractive. My intent is to provoke the viewer to think about their own self-image amidst a society that tells us all we aren’t beautiful enough.