Karaoke Project was a series of video portraits that allowed me to explore my own fascination with the way musical performance is visually depicted by mass media (i.e. variety shows, MTV, etc.). Between 1996-2000 I invited people to my studio to sing a karaoke song in front of the video camera, and together we decided how this recording would look. The work includes well over a hundred videos, ranging from slick and rehearsed to the more informal and chaotic. Participants were asked to put their own “spin” on someone else’s song.