Category: Art

Sincerity: The Character of Ronald Reagan

Winner Best Short Documentary 2010 Chicago Underground Film Festival. “Sincerity” draws upon internal White House footage from 1984 and 1985 surrounding Ronald Reagan’s re-election to the presidency, and…

Before and After the Storm

At the 1976 Republican National Convention, Ronald Reagan gave an impromptu speech about nuclear war and our debt to future generations. This video transposes that speech to an…

Participating in a Prediction

Documentation of 2007 MFA thesis installation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. This video installation (which combinesĀ an analog black-and-white video camera, custom time delay software,…

Reversion

After the Tet Offensive, Robert Kennedy gave a speech in Chicago that acknowledged the improbability of military victory in Vietnam. This video revisits that speech to study the…

Interruption No 7: People Get Caught Up

The soundtrack to a 2005 local news broadcast about Black Friday shopping disasters is performed live before an audience, providing a laugh-track to coverage of consumer spectacle.

Interruption No. 5: The Busiest Shopping Day of the Year Only Comes Once a Year

A Chicago-area local news broadcast from 1999 is overdubbed verbatim, as holiday shoppers eagerly await special Christmas deals. Footage discovered on VHS tape at area thrift store.