Drift to Dust
10:45, 1994, super 8 film
“Drift to Dust” is inspired by a text by John Berger in which he discusses home as a nomadic concept, a place where the vertical and horizontal meet (the tent pole and the ground plane), central yet constantly shifting. This idea of a shifting center is expressed through language, image, sound and text. This experimental video develops ideas about home, nomadic aesthetics, vernacular language and the Midwest landscape. Chinese characters for interstice, for melancholy, for above and for below are used as a poetic structure to orient a spatial and psychological return to a familiar landscape.
1995 University of Illinois. IL
1995 University of Toledo, OH
1995 "Nuevas Tendencias", Museo Nacional, Centro de Artes, Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Spain
1995 2emeManifestation Internationale Video et Art Electronique, Montreal, Audience Award, "Drift to Dust"
1995 22nd Athens International Film and Video Festival, First Prize, "Drift to Dust"
1995 13e World Wide Video Festival, Den Haag, Netherlands
1995 The 14th Women in The Director's Chair, Chicago
1995 Charlotte International Film and Video Festival, Mint Museum of Art
1994 "Electromediascope", Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
1994 Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City
1994 Video Brazil, (North American Program), Sao Paolo, Brazil
1994 Manhattan Cable Television, The Kitchen Show
1994 "Environments: Two Women, Two Tapes"Threadwaxing Space, NYC
1994 12e World Wide Video Festival, The Hague
1994 Unquote TV, Philadelphia, public TV and cable program
1994 Poets in America, WNYC, prod. by Bob Holman
1994 IMPAKT, Festival for Experimental Art, Utrecht, The Netherlands