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All Over Everywhere, 2018 (in-progress)
multimedia performance, installation with custom plexi-glass panels, sensors and integrated lighting design
Excerpts - anticipated length of performance 70 minutes

The video includes documentaion of:
  • first iteration installated while in residence at The MacDowell Colony
  • early exploration with performers, interactive sensors and integrated lighting during a pop-up show at Parsons
  • preliminary visual ideas and video samples

All Over Everywhere is a trans-disciplinary media and performance installation, which engages connections and confrontations between human beings, technology and the natural world. Combining otherworldly video, a vibrant tapestry of sound, custom designed plexi-glass panels, interactive sensors, integrated lighting, and live performance, we endeavor to create an immersive and transformative experience.

This dynamic, new project offers a cautionary memento mori for our compromised planet, which is being dramatically transformed by catastrophic events including powerful hurricanes, rising temperatures, flash fires, floods, and record rainfalls. Entire landscapes, coastlines and cultures are being radically altered by unusually violent super-storms, which are growing in force and unpredictability due to our increasingly unstable climate. In All Over Everywhere, shifting weather patterns, mutating and eroding landscapes, undersea habitats and organic decay will flicker in and out, in a cascade of imagery that veers from meditative to chaotic, akin to a mind (or planet) erasing its own memory. Communicating an air of poignancy and loss, the work posseses an ethereal vibrancy and radiance, often witnessed in ecosystems or "living bodies " that are coming to an end.

All Over Everywhere is a requiem for what has already been lost, as well as a benediction for what remains, a ritual of mourning that leads to catharsis, a change in perspective, and a deeper, more intuitive understanding of the fragility of our existence on this planet. Inherent in All Over Everywhere are some of the most terrifying as well as hopeful questions of our time, questions that impact all of humanity and its future on this planet, considering notions of fate and the potential of a post-human world.
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