IN ALL ITS GLORY
These videos express a state of limbo. The objects that I find attractive and accessible are those broken, forgotten, sticky, plastic, industrial, rusty things that really should have been thrown away, but still exist and demand my attention. I move my hands around them, dropping and throwing, caressing and shaking, attempting to animate their potential energy. Filming and looping the footage distills and preserves the gestures inherent to the object that may have, in reality, lasted only one or two seconds. Sometimes this induces a transformation, and I can start to draw with vacuum hoses and paint with balloons. Sometimes a sump pump will only ever be a sump pump. The disjunctive moments that happen when an object refuses to be anything more than what it is provide the counterpoint to the magic of transformation. This work exists in the space of balance between fantasy and reality.