crystalline domain
multi-channel a/v installation series

Crystallization is a fascinating process, matter transitioning from one phase to another, expressing symmetries that structure most solid material in the universe. As a child I collected rocks and crystals, spending much time imagining the mystical powers they might hold, and my first electronics project was a crystal radio set.  Through this project I am exploring my relationship to aesthetics, sound, subjectivity, and perception, creating a visceral link with matter and energy through pseudo-scientific experimentation.

Setting up a hybrid chemistry/electronics laboratory in the studio, I grew crystals from sugar, salt, borax, and copper sulfate, exploring the entire process through sound, video, and microscopy.  Walking the line between ritual and experiment, I sonified super saturated solutions with oscillators, amplified crystals and their formation with piezo electric disks, and improvised with tactile open circuits plugged in to all of the above.  Raw and aesthetically playful, the resulting sound and video material is presented in real-time, patiently exploring the time-scale of nature, drawing us through immediacy into contact with the micro-macro cosmos.

Each work in the series will be installed differently to provoke a variety of physical/perceptual experiences, on multiple channels of video with stereo or quadraphonic sound.

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shot/silence
installation series

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aircraft vs total music
sound and mixed-media installation
duo exhibition with Alain Lefebvre, Distinguished Gentlemen’s Club, Montreal, 2007