This cinematic video stems from my "Flower of Life" series, which is based on a geometric pattern of intersecting circles. Here I explore the motif as a choreographed performance drawing. Sitting still on an island in a stream as if pulling the sequence of black, abstract shapes from my body seed, embryo, flower, butterfly - I ceremonially place the layers of the drawing on the ground. Slow-moving gestures are a metaphor for the fluidity of water and the passage of time. As the seasons change so does my attire from black to white against the snow. In an archetypal landscape, a silent ritual drama of burial and the stages of grief expresses the deep connection to 'place' from one generation to the next.
Washington Project for the Arts Experimental Media Screening Series, 2011 Juried by Paul D. Miller aka D.J. Spooky
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Washington, D.C.
Program Artists Selected by Kelly Gordon, Curator of New Media:
Mathieu Treblay Dee Hood Paul O'Donoghue Leslie Berns Virginia Cowell Lemeh 42 Tina Willgreen Jenny Schmid + Ali Momeni Leyla Rodgriguez + Christian Staub Andreas Templin Ranu MuKherjee Toby Kaufman-Buhler Peter Lee
International House Philadelphia The Ibrahim Theater
Montgomery College Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center Silver Spring, MD
Maryland Institute College of Art Falvey Hall Baltimore, MD