Since 1988, I have been collaborating with sculptor Carolyn Potter to create tableaux containing video.
Faith Full 2008
A six-room Victorian house is stuffed with icons of innumerable religions, sects and cults. Video of a young woman playing Biber's Rosary Sonata on her violin is overlaid with various religious ceremonies and symbols.
Detail, showing video
A miniature garage sale; viewers saw themselves in the B/W television. During the run of the exhibit, visitors were invited to bring items desired by local charities. These were distributed during; as it had filled up, the gallery emptied out. the last week of the show.
AMERICAN DREAM #7:The Price Is Wrong 1991
Video plays on a 2" color monitor. 1990s real estate speculation contrasts with community needs. Included in the video are social critic Mike Davis, testimony at the 25th anniversary of the 1965 Watts uprising, and footage from the funeral of Huey P. Newton.
UNTITLED (A Relief) 1999
Miniature tableau mounted on wall with 2” monitor embedded in sculpture. A trapezoidal bas-relief replica of a hillside, with speculative houses in progress. Monitor plays a condensation of seven years of the construction project, repeatedly stalled due to lack of funds..
American Dream #6, 1988
1950s living room with overflowing boxes; home improvement books litter various surfaces. 2” B/W TV monitor plays a montage of Army-McCarthy hearings, old commercials.