During a month long residency at P3Studio at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in cooperation with Art Production Fund I created an installation which explored the complexity of memory and how it deteriorates over time. Every time your brain recall's a memory, its remembering the last time it recalled it. Continually corrupting and altering the original experience.
I combined overlooked objects including slide projectors, found and family negatives, mylar, and fans to create a lucid mindscape. Over the course of the residency, I slowly altered the projections each day so the experience would never be the same twice.
The studio was divided into two sections: the installation and a workspace to spark a conversation with guests. Participants were encouraged to create a small collage based on a personal memory, using found images and personal images they could print onsite. I would then take a scan and create two pins, one they kept and one which was added to a larger piece focused on combining memories.
As part of the ongoing exploration of memory and how the mind worked, I created a series of images using the slides from my installation. Treating them as studies, I used various means of manipulation including burning and distorting the projections using walls and other three dimensional surfaces.
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Spring Break, mirrors, projector, and family footage from Gold Butte, Nevada in 1993.
Basin and Range features eighteen Southern Nevada artists who were invited to create artwork that honored world-renowned artist Michael Heizer’s iconic land art piece Double Negative, and another of his works, the massive City in the Basin and Range Province. The exhibit is currently traveling with funding by the Nevada Arts Council.
Crystal Palace, disco ball, projector, and family footage from Crystal Palace Skating Rink in the early 90s.
The piece was created for "Roll", an exhibition curated by Kristen Peterson.