[2012, HD video, 6'07, color and audio]
The words of In the Backyard are composed from Mark Strand’s poem “The Delirium Waltz” and David Lynch’s song “Crazy Clown Time,” with names replaced by those of artists and writers living in Los Angeles. The video was shot on site while beginning a residency at Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany in August 2012 and was first exhibited for the Casual Dancing show, organized by Bianca D’Amico and Greg Curtis at Elephant Art Space, Los Angeles (September 2012).
In the Backyard is the first in a series of three videos, which punctuate time spent living and working in three separate castles in southern Germany intermittently during the years of 2012-2014. The individual works refer to the situated-ness of place and ‘place’ as a entity once moved through.