To Hold Water

Challenging notions of private property and surveillance, the exhibition To Hold Water uses the convention of the “God’s eye view" to investigate the implications of the human impulse to survey, organize, and control that which is uncomfortably unknown. The works meditate gaps left from the traditional top-down perspective, creating a portrait of precarity inherent in understanding oneself and one’s world from above.

Materials: Water traveling on rope, a pump, two monitors and a projector

Featured Video: Self Portrait

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This two-channel video is a meditation on the camera as a technology for extending sight. Using simple mechanisms to send the camera above and below Lower Manhattan, the work images the desire to reach outside of self and surroundings, to see beyond a singular personal perspective.