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I started exploring digital video when I acquired a digital camera in September 2009. My approach to the videos I make is related to how I work with traditional art media such as painting and drawing. I have no educational background in film. I think that all of my work can be correctly classified as experimental.

The technique I use for my videos is heavily improvisatory, with the video really only coming together when it is in the process of being edited. I work on the visual component first, and then if ambient sound captured during filming is not used, I may add music, or I may decide not to include any sound at all. When I do use music, I don’t try to match it to the images or vice-versa, images and music are considered separately and then united in a way that works.

 

Exhibitions/Festivals, including collaborations:

Experimental Forum (STEPS), Honorable Mention Award, 2017

LACDA Featured Video Artist (STEPS),  September 2017

Studio 44 Film Festival, (Steps: One and Steps: Two),  August 2017

LACDA Member Artists Exhibit (Steps: Two),  April 2017

LACDA Featured Video Artist (Steps: One),  March 2017

LACDA Featured Video Artist (Rituals: Exposure, Concealment),  January 2017

Yoni Fest 2016, (Strange Sound III (Attachment Not Necessary For Operation)),  December 2016

LACDA Featured Video Artist (Rituals: Parry, Thrust),  December 2016

LACDA Featured Video Artist L.A.ndscapes III (Evening Exercise),  July 2016

LACDA 12th Anniversary Represented Artists Exhibit (Strange Sound IV (Tiger)),  April 2016

LACDA Featured Video Artist (Strange Sound III (Attachment Not Necessary For Operation),  March 2016

LACDA Featured Video Artist (Strange Sound III (Attachment Not Necessary For Operation),  January 2016

Trailers, collaboration with Rouzbeh Rashidi,  January 2016

10X Recital International Chilango Andaluz (En Coeur), collaboration with Ricardo Acuña,  October 2015

LACDA Featured Video Artist (Abbandonata X. Dissociation),  July 2015

LACDA Featured Media Gallery Artist (Abbandonata X. Dissociation),  June 2015

LACDA 11th Anniversary Represented Artists Exhibit (Abbandonata X. Dissociation),  April 2015

LACDA Featured Media Gallery Artist Group Exhibit (Abbandonata VIII. Kidnapped),  January 2015

Ten Years In The Sun, collaboration with Rouzbeh Rashidi,  January 2015

LACDA LA Fly By IV (Abbandonata IX. Maze),  December 2014

LACDA International Juried Competition Fall 2014, Second Place
(Abbandonata VI. Insistence, and VII. Vision),  September 2014

ISMA – 99 Seconds Awards and Mentions, Honorable Mention, Reciprocity,  November 2014

All my videos are hosted on Vimeo.

For the following, see below:

  • Abbandonata Project (series)
  • Strange Sound (series)
  • Rituals (series)
  • Steps (series)
  • Non-project or collaborative films, chronology and postings (2012 onward)
  • Collaborations