I use print media, photography, sculpture, interviews, sound, and video as tools to investigate, interpret, and record the layers of history stored within specific sites. As I gather individual histories from local residents and archives, I work to create access to a collective memory of a location. In response to the historical archive, my work emphasizes the continuous, social process of the interpretation - and reinterpretation - of place.

I use a set of customized tools that mediate both my investigations and the final presentation of my process. Devices such as a handmade camera obscura video-recorder and digitally-printed stereographs combine antique and digital technologies, and allow me to create interactive environments that provide multiple modes of access to a collective memory of a site.

 

 

the pleiades: field drawing I, 2013