Glasgow School of Art, MFA, 2004
Pratt Institute of Art and Design, BFA in Photography (with honours),
Baghdad! Mon Amour, a collaboration
with Sarah Rifky on the looting of the libraries and museums of Baghdad
and especially the loss of catalogued inventory of those institutions,
and the way information and history disappear within violent systems.
The installation is presented in the old literature room at Cittadellarte
which suggests the idea of an empty library inside another one. Central
to the project is the certainty of its failure, trying to catalogue what
was lost in the plunder when there is no record of what once was there,
the failure of the US government to protect history, and the failure of
language (and objects and history) to convey the endless, circular conflict
of violent systems.
A collaborative project with Peter and Mary experimenting with the relationship
between music and image.
Your call cannot be completed as dialled is a project that explores
the conditions of long distance love. As our modern life becomes more
mobile, our hearts become increasingly disjointed. To move your life from
one place to another means that you are missing loved ones who are elsewhere.
The train station, as a location of transit and connectivity, provides
an ideal space to discuss questions of distance and longing. I will interview
people within the station about their experiences of travelling, waiting,
and communicating with loved ones over distance. A phone will be placed
at the station which will play a recording of other interviews conducted