Digital video, silent, running time 3 minutes, 53 seconds, continuous loop:
Self-tending is a stop-motion animation in which clear blocks, cast by the artist, appear to stack into structures autonomously. Pointing to the rapid transformation of cities around the globe, the animation suggests mechanized redevelopment as the next high-end architectural spectacle.
Digital video, running time 10 minutes, 34 seconds:
I only have stars for you; you only hold stars for me. pairs video footage of the implosion of the Stardust Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas with personal and comparatively inept gestures. Cacophonous revelers at the implosion event who anxiously and irreverently await the extravaganza provide the primary “narration.” These elements combined present a complicated view of the spectacle, as horrific and sublime, that questions the role of the artist, both personally and generally, in proximity. The title alludes to the transitory nature of existence and the elusiveness of moments we try to hold on to: the pink-haired woman in the opening sequence is the artist and the man with balloons her spouse.
Digital video, silent, running time 3 minutes, 34 seconds:
All-American™ is an aestheticized view of Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas, NV. The 3 mile long area of the boulevard deemed ”The Strip” has also been distinguished as an “All-American Road” by the National Department of Transportation’s “America’s Byways” program. Although not scenic in the typical sense, its artifice and spectacle made it eligible for inclusion. In revolving imagery, the video presents the form and architectures of this synthetic strip, merging depiction and sensation.