Projects

What You Love: A Participatory Queer Art Project This participatory archive of contemporary LGBTQ+ love stories includes over 250 responses that range from onsite written testimony to donated collections of love letters.  What You Love was developed and exhibited in residency with The Women’s Center for Creative Work at The Huntington in Los Angeles as a part of the group show Collaborations in 2017.

Women in the Director’s Chair Oral History Project The WDC Oral History Project includes seventy-eight student produced oral history projects documenting female filmmakers from Nora Ephron (Julie & Julia) and Ava DuVernay (Selma) to Emily Squires (Sesame Street) and Demetria Royals (Conjure Woman).  Founded with Louise Tiranoff at Tisch School of the Arts, NYU in 1998.

Trace Decay, live performance, DV/8mm/VHS, color, sound, 60 minutes, 2009. A live collaborative experiment with choreographer Sasha Welsh, composer J Why and performers Laurie Berg, Cindy Chung Camins, and Cynthia St. Clair.  Trace Decay was developed through an intense improvisational process between the artists-performers and their ‘home media’ ranging from 8mm films shot in the 1940’s to VHS and audio-cassette.  These movement-based performances explored processes of memory (both cultural and personal) and the experience of the passage of time.  The development of Trace Decay was supported by The Swarthmore Project, a residency program for choreographers and dancers sponsored by Swarthmore College in Swarthmore PA.  Presented at Triskelion Arts, Brooklyn, NY; and Window on the Work at Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA.  Excerpts have been shown at RAW Material at Dance New Amsterdam, Body Blend at Dixon Place, Movement Research’s Open Performance at Dance Theatre Workshop; and Movement Media’s Kinetic Cinema.

“work-in-progress,” 68 minutes, 16mm/digital-8, color, sound, 2012. A stuttering, OCD, bi-sexual film that will bore your pants off.  This one is for loving yourself. This one is for no shame. This one is ad-hoc and public. Other people have been as lonely, as crazy, as desperate and pathetic as you. Other people want to be touched and hate waiting. A film for everyone who just can’t move on until they’ve finished what they started:  “work-in-progress” turns fictional, narrative, footage from an unrealized film – and documentary scenes of that film’s making – into a retrospective and splintered coming-of-age story.  A tale of death-at-first-site, it is a film about waiting, wanting, and the inexplicable rhythms of change.

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