california | visual
Affiliate Program 2013—2014
Affiliate Program 2012—2013
Artist in Residence Program 2011
My expedition-based work finds its home in the conversation between the photographic image and the natural environment. Embedded in the work is a dialectic between the surface documentation of reprsentative media and the complex reality that lies beyond that surface – how beauty can suggest the simple and ideal while both subtly reflecting and obscuring an often darker more complicated truth. Over the last few years my work has been increasingly concerned with time. An experiential examination of our relationship to time and the natural world now makes up the root of my artistic practice. This practice has become focused on the act of bearing witness in the far reaches of the planet. While the work culminates in photographic, textual, collaborative and performative translations it is guided by both the potentials.
While at Headlands
Over the coming year I will be using my Affiliate studio to continue the production and refinement of multiple elements of my long-term project Markers of Time which has evolved into a multi-layered/multi-media project. Through a focus on known impacts of climate change in the extreme latitudes of the arctic and the tropics, the project sets up a dialogue around our complex relationship to time and a changing planet. After three years and ten expeditions to the arctic and tropics to gather materials, a range of photographic and video works designed for exhibition now make up an investigation into thNree modes of time; ‘the constants’- the sun, moon and stars; measured or man made versus natural time; and incongruities in natural markers of time due to the warming of the planet. Beyond the production of these pieces I will be working on the supplemental inclusion of; a set of field notes/text pieces, web-based and interactive components, as well the continuation of a range of related collaborations.