“Pollution is in fashion today, exactly in the same way as revolution: it dominates the whole life of society, and it is represented in illusory form in the spectacle.” --Guy Debord, "A Sick Planet"
My work engages American spectacle at the crossroads of waste culture and the surveillance state.
Orphaned objects form the material basis of my practice. My site-responsive process begins with pulling materials from the local waste stream that bear symbolic, indexical, and poetic resonance with what I identify as the toxic underbelly of American culture.
Aggregating these waste materials into networks of provisional sculpture, I then submerge them into a projection-mapped, multi-channel video bath built out of live surveillance feeds taken from within the gallery itself. Projecting the live video capture of the exhibition-viewer back onto the material trash of the exhibition, my work implicates the spectator back into what they have arrived to judge.