I Looked at the Pieces and Still I Wonder Why (2013/15)
single-channel video and stereo audio
In looking back at our memories, we are left to reassemble the pieces and evaluate the moments. Often times the results leave us uneasy as we consider how the circumstances and outcomes could have been different. As we resurrect these moments, however, we often fight to reshape them as a way of coming to terms with the power that they hold over us.
The sound for the work is produced from a single wind chime sample that has been heavily manipulated and processed. The video is constructed from still images that are broken down through an altering of the hexadecimal code. No color corrections or alterations have been made following the code deterioration. After these minimal materials are destroyed, they are carefully reconstructed to form a new, reworked memory.
The musical work was premiered as part of a dance collaboration with choreographer Matt Melendez in the Handel Performing Arts Center in Hartford, CT on March 7 & 8, 2014
The video work was premiered during the Roodkapje Radicals #1 Festival in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on April 17, 2015.
The work was also presented during the 2014 New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival in the Underground Theater at the Abrons Art Center in NYC, during the Sound | Place exhibition in 2015 at Goldsmiths College in London, and during the Private Screening exhibition at Boston University Art Galleries in Boston.