Working with the Ethiopian Community in Seattle summer youth, we created a project exploring trans-generational exchange and re-enactment. Each week during the summer school program, we taught oral history skills and practiced interview techniques with youth participants so that they could gather oral histories from community elders. At the end of the summer, we staged […]
In collaboration with Timothy Firth and artists around Seattle, we are conducting interviews about displacement in Seattle and doing workshops on how artists can work together to be a de-gentrifying force instead of one instrumentalized by developers and the city that contributes to inequitable development.
In the winter of 2018, Tia Kramer and I were selected as a collaborative team to be the artists-in-residence at the Seattle Art Museum Olympic Sculpture Park. During the residency, we developed a multi-faceted project and a participatory performance in collaboration with choreography and somatic therapist Tamin Totzke. We drew inspiration from Tia’s “Short Talk […]
During our residency at Seattle Art Museum Olympic Sculpture Park, Tia Kramer and I created temporary sculptures and a walking tour based on interviews with park employees including the grounds keepers, security guards, and the owner of the bakery located at the park.
The Dead Dad Dining Club is a series of public meals that explore fatherlessness through reenactment and embodiment. Each meal is based on a poetic recipe about a meal that reminded the contributor of their dead or dead-beat father. All recipes were collected and published as a collection of poems in “Dead Dad Dining Club Vol. 1”.
We Are a Crowd of Others was a collaboration with Gail Grinnell and Samuel Wildman where we used our residency at MadArt Studio to weave together an expansive, site-specific installation with a series of public programs which investigated the resonance of hauntings between generations, within sub-cultures, pop-culture, and across time.
In collaboration with Seattle Public Library, I conducted a series of oral histories celebrating voices from Seattle’s vibrant LGBTQ community. From the interviews I directed and animated 5 short films of interviews with muppet-style puppets of the interviewees and stop animations of their stories.
In collaboration with Emory Liu, Sonic Decay was a series of audio/visual based experiences focused on Seattle’s DIY music venue history. With Emory’s curation, we created a weekend exhibition celebrating Seattle’s DIY music scene past and present with interviews, photos, maps, performances and a documentary film premier.
Le Petit Nickel was created as a reference point to continue the conversation around the roles and economics of artists and institutions in our contemporary life. The newspaper only contained classifieds of unpaid opportunities in the arts. Paid interns distributed the newspaper at regional universities with BFA and MFA programs.