"Components," is a silent short video that layers moving image with word, and explores how our bodies intersect the man-made and natural world. To speak to these two worlds, a poetic voice emerges to translate what the body feels and what the body says to its segmented existence. In the video, the main subject is a woman who uses sign language to describe what she sees: river, tree, cloud, skyline. But this translation of her world is not enough to fully describe her experience in it. Counterpart to the woman, the city and natural geography of Minneapolis develops as a second character in the video that interacts with the woman's language. We see images of the Minneapolis skyline layered against images of the woman and a tree that climax into a world that wants to see beyond divisions and into one that accepts wholly its complex place.
A viewer will quickly recognize the downtown skyline and river, and if willing, may become a third character in this notion of accepting the many parts of his/her existence. The video, played on a loop, and made by compiling remnant footage from several previous artistic undertakings, is ultimately, about collecting. It collects image, voice, word, and accepts these individual pieces as one. It is an interdisciplinary poem.