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