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to sleep: perchance to dream: (single channel video/single channel audio ©2014)
9 Rough Cuts (excerpt) (nine channel video/single channel audio ©2007)
9RC juxtaposes footage shot in Tibet at many locations including the Qinghai-Tibet railway; Jokhang Square in Lhasa; a small family-owned dairy; Drepung and Ganden monasteries; a Lhasa nightclub. The audio track layers ambient sounds from many sources.
1989 Dream (single channel video/audio ©2009)
I seldom write down my dreams, but one morning in 1989 I did.
El Paso Redux (single channel video/audio ©2009)
Parallel stories of violence in El Paso and Juarez, a bloody history spanning two centuries.
Alexander's Elephants (single channel video/audio ©2010)
AE draws on historical facts; a line of poetry by Cavafy (who often wrote about the Greeks during Alexander’s time); and on what I imagined an execution by elephant might be like. The inspiration for the music is Prof. Anne Kilmer’s transcription of one of the oldest known pieces of music, found in the ancient Syrian city of Ugarit and composed ca. 1400 BC.
Souvenir Hotel (single channel video/audio ©2010)
SH overlays footage from the Martin Hotel, located in Versailles, Missouri, with performance footage of the artist, recounting the story of the Martin family from the perspective of Elizabeth Martin, wife of Samuel, mother of Sally, and proprietress of the hotel.
Lay Down Your Bandoleers (single channel video/audio ©2011)
LDYB imagines the last days and hours of Meriwether Lewis, who died by his own hand on the Natchez Trace, October 11, 1809 at the age of thirty-five.