After suffering nearly a year of chronic and debilitating migraines, the pain finally knocked me into some form of radical realignment with every atom of my creative practice. These videos come directly from this source. Each was shot during a Fall 2014 residency at Kala Institute for the Arts. Untitled: Chapter XLI, In Which The Captive Continues His Tale and Gravity, A Fact Everybody Knows About were shown at Ramon's Tailor in San Francisco's Tenderloin district and Re-Mother: What is Love's Perspective will be shown at Royal NoneSuch Gallery in Oakland in March 2015.
I have begun to re-integrate my practice and feel into an authentic flow of inspiration. I continue to be concerned by even simpler and simpler human experience: how do the eyes focus? what temperature light makes my neck recoil? Now, as a migrainer, my sensitivity is acute like that of a cat with its fur nearly always at end. Is there an artificial scent in the air? An incessant rumbling noise or food allergen? Suddenly: vertigo, claustrophobia, motion sickness, airplane pressure and on and on. There is an inverse to my boundless, risk-seeking nature, an unfamiliar and burdensome new voice--new commander--and after so much fighting, I have learned to surrender to it, fully. And I have learned, that the risk is much greater, the investigation closer, the exploration deeper, and the reward greater.
Unititled Chapter XLI, In Which The Captive Continues His Tale, 9:43, 3-Channel Video Installation, 2015
Gravity, A Fact Everybody Knows About, 6:45, 3-Channel Video Installation, 2015