Tripping on Wires
This project started as an audio-only collection of sound collages then developed into a series of videos that layer and manipulate mostly vintage public domain footage. I rely on aleatoric (chance) methods often and believe that those are the purest forms of creative expression. The video aspect is now equally important as the audio and almost represents the visual "lyrics" of each piece. I have tried to create dream-like, surreal environments that simulate hallucinations. Each of the 17 short pieces take the viewer on a unique journey that are sometimes confusing and abstract, much like dreams or obscured memories. They take the viewer on a trip through a bizarre haunted house ride, with a similar feel throughout, but with few repeating elements. Influences include the Willie Wonka boat scene, Dali, Lynch, Cage, Matmos, Revolution No. 9, Amon Tobin, Negativeland, and many more.