Tourist, Walk on by, Backlash and You Bawdy Beauty are some of my video works.
Three videos about happenstance. Tourist is about being involved in a mugging on the subway, Walk on by is about Bystander apathy and You Bawdy Beauty is about my first time getting dressed up for Halloween and walking into the wrong party. After staying for half and hour I went home and made this video.
Tourist and Walk on by are happenstance events and are statements on a systems breakdown from two different perspectives.
Tourist; Duration: 3 minutes 31 seconds
I was making a tourist video to send home to Australia to show my family some part of my new life. I was the first time I had held a video camera in Chicago. Tourist is a real event that happened one Sunday afternoon on the 'el' in Chicago.
The theme explored in Walk on By is bystander apathy. Walk on by is an event I witnessed at 3am one Sunday morning in Chicago where I happened upon a homeless lady sleeping in an ATM foyer.
You bawdy beauty parts 1-4; Duration: 2 minutes 52 seconds
You bawdy beauty is a performative exploration of what happens when you go to your first Halloween party and go to the wrong one? Do you come home feeling like 'Magenta' from The Rocky Horror Picture show and do nothing? A performance using photoanimation which speaks to impersonation, silent film, abstraction and experimentation.
Backlash; Duration : 55 seconds
Backlash is a performance with a whip that backfires. A true sock-in-the-eye story of a whip mis-hap when you are trying to exorcise a demon but instead it comes back to bite you. Maybe this should be called 'How to give yourself a black eye?'