all videos

 

your nature

Video, 2013

Letters appropriated from found material at the Tiputini Biodiversity Station, Ecuador, arranged on a leaf cutter ant trail to spell out MY CULTURE IS YOUR NATURE. A video of the site intervention captures the ants removing MY CULTURE IS, while inexplicably leaving YOUR NATURE.”

 

 


 

mimetic excess

Video clip: 1:38, 2014, in collaboration with biologist Dr. Peter Wetherwax

A looped video of an orchid bee performing an aggressive display towards its own image reflected in the lens of a camera was played on an iPad hung in a fig tree. Multiple species of orchid bees responded.

 

 


 

pollination event

Video clip: 2:20, 2014

Site intervention, Peterson’s Guide to the Insects, Tiputini Biodiversity Research Station, Yasuní, Ecuador.

 

 


 

teaching aid

Video clip: 2:20, 2014

Site intervention, Peterson’s Guide to the Insects, Tiputini Biodiversity Research Station, Yasuní, Ecuador

 

 


 

the taste of blue

Video, 2013

Video clip showing some of the ants collecting the pieces and bringing them into the nest,
while others are removing them.

 

 


 

the taste of blue .2

Video, 2012

Video clip of ants bringing print pieces into the nest.

 

 


 

border patrol

Video Clip, 1:59
Site intervention, Pajerita Wilderness, US- Mexico border.
2014

Shot during a Signal Fire residency at the Arizona/Mexico border, the video will alternate close-ups of my attempt to place a cut up image of my hand over a harvester ant nest located at the border. The area is a highly contested and radically altered landscape, with conflicting natural and cultural tensions unfolding on a daily basis. The final video, viewed in real time, will alternate footage of me working to keep the hand in place with distant views of border patrol vehicles, DEA agents, cattle, and native species moving through the landscape at overlapping but differing temporo-spatial scales. The video, lasting 59 minutes, ends when the hand becomes completely dismantled despite my attempts to keep it intact.

 

 


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