some joy, some pain,
Super 8mm and Digital
Video, 2008, 00:03:34
some joy, some pain was a collaborative effort undertaken with my neighbor and friend, Lady E, a 64 year old blues singer. Working together, we created a hybrid documentary/performance on the blues, experienced through Lady E's life in Richmond, Virginia.
Shop RVA: Shop Local, Book Cover, Digital Color, 100 pages, 7.5” x 7.5”, 2008
Shop RVA: Shop Local, Spread, Digital Color, 100 pages, 7.5” x 7.5”, 2008
Student Designers: Jaclyn Bishop, David Cherry, Claire Crowley
Shop RVA: Shop Local, Book, Digital Color, 100 pages, 7.5” x 7.5”, 2008
This book was the result of a fruitful collaboration between shop-owners and students from the “Design, Anthropology and the Community” course I taught at Virginia Commonwealth University, in Spring 2008.Shop RVA aims to create bridges within the community and foster an awareness of the locally owned businesses in Richmond, Virginia and the benefits that shopping locally can bring to our neighborhoods.
For more on the project (and to view more images) click here.
fleshconcret, Appendix, large format b&w, 7'x10', 2004-07
fleshconcret (the Detroit Project), 5 Channel Audio
Installation, Mixed Media, 2004-07
fleshconcret (the Detroit Project), multi-channel sound installation, 2004-07
fleshconcret began as a means for a personal understanding of Detroit, a city I had long called my hometown; focusing on architecture, immigration, city planning and human response to the psycho-geography of a city.
The project took on the form of a mixed media installation which combined video, ethnographic audio (interviews/field recordings) with print media, which served as an appendix to the five channel installation. Each audio channel is the voice of a resident recounting their life and living situations, covering over 70 years of personal narratives in Detroit. The appendix (which unfolds to 7’x10’) maps the conversations, paralleling each with the city’s history. This installation is the result of a long (4 year) meditation on the city of Detroit.
For more on the project, and to listen to tracks from the sound installation, click here.