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Dragon Swallows Moon
Photographs and text form a parallel narrative in this ongoing attempt at reorientation, an open-ended effort to find direction in a scrambled world.
So far, Dragon Swallows Moon has been a book with multiple versions, groupings of pigment prints on paper, and an online loop of 100+ screens. It looks like it will always be a work in progress. The slideshow below presents the first few sections of one of the previous book versions, in which little abstract drawings serve as a kind of punctuation or pause in the rhythm of the narrative, something like coming up for air. Linearity is up for grabs: the work can be read in either direction around the loop – right, left, forward, back, clockwise, counterclockwise – the way things feel these days.
Swipe left or right to change the page and make your way —
TMSSQR puddle (2015)
MUTE REMAINDERS (2003 – ongoing)
Making these assemblages began as an allergic reaction to the political spectacle that preceded the ill-fated invasion of Iraq in 2003. The work internalizes issues of blighted cultural memory, vengeance, violence, religious confusion, obfuscation and sexual longing. —— raw pigment, oil, graphite, wax, wire, canvas, wood, papier collé, stainless steel, found objects, computer circuitboards and memory chips, vintage polaroids, text. Swipe to view…
LOBSTER FLATS (2010-11) an excerpt
The images in this book and print series were created by digitally manipulating a limited number of photographs into a theme and variations suite. The accompanying text was generated by feeding sentence fragments into an online text randomizer and sifting through the results. Swipe to view…
The Heart Migrates Beneath the Mechanism (2015)
— a three minute tone poem that adapts selected Lobster Flats still images to HD video
Special thanks to Zoë Keating for the use of her wonderful music.