Single channel web version of 3-channel synchronized gallery installation (SVA & Emory University, 2015)
Aware of the historic reality in which he lived, Henry David Thoreau stood at the precipice of the industrial age, looked out at the expanding American frontier and perceived the coming of a new natural order. From the peak of modernity today, we can see farther than ever as the wilderness returns, and we rethink a natural order. This three-channel video installation was composed using source footage from national surveys of homemade recreational battlefields and a new generation of off-grid homesteaders. Both worlds originate online.