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LINEAR AND AERIAL PERSPECTIVE is a multimedia performance featuring myself as vocalist, video artist, music director and producer. The show in this video documentation was part of my MFA Thesis under the guidance of musician Pauline Oliveros and with the participation of the Tintinnabulate Improvisation Ensemble at the EMPAC Theatre in December 2011. The same performance later traveled to SONORITIES FESTIVAL in Belfast, UK, in 2012.
UNEXPECTED JOURNEY is a multimedia solo show bringing the visitors through the emotional roller coaster of a cancer diagnosis. It was first shown at the Art Center of the Capital Region in Troy, NY. Three installations include a display of used radiation therapy masks for Head and Neck cancer patients -some laid on a red carpet and some hanging from the ceiling with a stand-alone mirror nearby to try them on; interactive cardboard cubes showing different parts of the body to be rearranged and reassembled by the visitors; and a MIDI music keyboard programmed to play a different letter sound as a metaphor to the speech disability and rehabilitation a tongue cancer patient goes through. Five experimental videos play in different locations throughout the exhibition: MIRROR (2009), CHEMO THIRST (2010) and the three separate parts of REASSEMBLED (2010-11)
MIRROR is a multimedia installation about acceptance of my disfigurement caused by cancer treatments. It goes deeply into emotions and feelings, bringing the particpant into the complicated journey of self-identity after trauma. The video - also my very first experience with stop-motion animation - was created for an immersive installation in a darkened room full of mirrors reflecting pieces of the main projection on a large wall. These photos document the installation MIRROR at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2009.