Art

Sound Design

Sound Design, Mix, Foley, Editing, Score

This animated film tells the story of Katerina Bagatova, a bourgeois heiress who struggles to maintain a cannibal who lives under her staircase as a band of mysterious profiteers conspire to undermine her carefully crafted facades. Co-produced with Alex Gorelick, and winner of Best Experimental Film at the Indie Film Talent Awards, 2012

Field Recording, Editing, Mix

A film by South Indian filmmaker Sujatha Shankar Kumar. Two dieties, or are they ghosts?, comment on the philosophical meanderings of a Bharata Natyam dancer as she ponders the strange sayings of a wandering Jew’s harp player.

Sound Design, Editing, Score, Mix

Feature length experimental documentary by Duke University filmmaker Josh Gibson, on the life of Chang and Eng, the original twins from Siam. Festival screenings: Fullframe Film Festival , The Heart of England International Film Festival, The River Run International Film Festival, Rome International Film Festival, The Arts Center, Asia Pacific Film Festival, & the Ava Gardner Film Festival

Interactive Art

Cursor Caressor Eraser
Artist Team: self + Andres Wanner & Melanie Cassidy
This work is featured in Reframing Photography (Routledge) 

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CURSOR CARESSOR ERASER is an interactive installation and net artwork contemplating the erotic image and themes of sensuality in time. Caressing gestures of the interactors produce erasures of digital photographic imagery, resulting in visual palimpsests.

Exhibitions:

Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography Switzerland, 2016
Pixilerations v.8 Providence RI, USA, 2011
Nude 2011 Lexington Art League (USA)
MONA (Museum of New Art, Detroit), New Media, Sex, and Culture in the 21st Century 2010
23rd Festival Les Instants Video 2010
IDEAS 10 Art and Digital Narrative IDMAA Conference, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, BC 2010
Web Biennial 2010 Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum
Buffalo Infringement Festival New York, 2010
SIGGRAPH 2010 Art Gallery
Artech 2010 5th International Conference of Digital Arts
Re-New 2010 Digital Arts Festival

Meridiend is a work of internet art combining literary writing and digital photography to explore the interstices between writing and the real places that served as a point of contact for these texts. Neither word nor image “explain” or “caption” the other, but rather viewing and reading relies on the memory of each, as texts and images are not viewable simultaneously. Once the image has been replaced by its accompanying text, it cannot be easily gotten back to unless an effort has been made by the viewer-reader-interactor to keep track of their moves.

Exhibitions:

Anomalous Press #2, 2011
Buffalo Infringement Festival New York, 2010
23rd Festival Les Instants Video 2010
Artech2010: Envisioning Digital Spaces Portugal (Installation Award)
Fake Web Festival Mistake, Falsity & Misunderstanding, Web Art Center, 2010
FONLAD 2010 Digital Arts Festival
00130gallery (work #29, Sites 2) Helsinki, 2009
ESPACIO ENTER international digital arts symposium and exhibition, 2009
Spring Gun Press

Stepping on the Light explores two extremes of video display scales, that of pocket video and large scale projection. The protagonist of this video is modeled on the notion of an avatar in a virtual space, only this avatar is wandering ‘real space’ (downtown Chicago) in a semi-virtual environment (video footage). The approach of the protagonist in Stepping on the Light is to highlight the embodied and pleasurable aspects of navigation. The noise in the imagery, an effect of the technology of portable image capture, is reproduced in the soundtrack, which marries noise and video game soundscapes.

Exhibitions:

60x60 / Congress 2010 FoFA Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal
23rd Festival Les Instants Video
Buffalo Infringement Festival New York, 2010
Intermedia Festival 2010
Artech 2010 Envisioning Digital Spaces Portugal
Stuttgart 23rd Filmwinter
Beauty, Horror, Silence 12 Nights of Electronic Music and Art Miami FL
Parsons Journal for Information Mapping vol. 1(3)
Electroacoustic Juke Joint 2009
Unknown Artist Virtual Museum FONLAD#5: Byte Scrapers
Cafe for Contemporary Art North Vancouver

Photography

Light Intervals | Time-Based Gestural Night Photography

iBook photography monograph of a series shown at Design Shanghai 2013 Power Station of Art and InLight Richmond

On the Road

Flypaper

Windowing

Video

Interworld: This work is featured in the book Infinite Instances: Studies & Images of Time.

The flux of experience is typically characterized by artists and thinkers as an undifferentiated continuum of sensuous particulars, haphazard, unorganized, a ‘raw stuff’ to be ordered and structured by our sense organs and the cognitive structures of the mind. This video work of visual flux seeks to counter the traditional notion of flux. It is based on a phenomenological investigation in which flux is explored, not as a random sequence of unstructured percepts, but rather as a concatenation of rhythms. This work is composed of very brief fragments of overlapping visual pulses- each pulse being a momentary articulation of the body.

Exhibitions:

Art Currents Institute New York 2011
IDEAS 09 Arts at the Digital Edge
Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show 2009
Archetime Cross-Disciplinary Conference and Exhibition 2009
Fresh- ABSTRACTIONS Bangkok 2009
ElectromediaWorks ‘08 Athens, Greece
Mediatonic 3Uncensored

Video Sonification


This study takes as its starting material a photograph of window blinds. Every video image is a potential sonograph, and the built environment is a natural source for sonographic explorations due to the high incidence of repetition. The horizontal striations of the window blinds are reminiscent of spectrographic representations of sound. This work explores a sound palette created by mapping video effects and processing directly into the sound domain through various acoustic ‘windows’ (Hamming, Kaiser, von Hann, Sinc, Rectangle) that are part of the common tool set of sound synthesis.

Presented at ISEA 2008 Singapore
Published in the Parsons Journal for Information Mapping

Stepping on the Light explores two extremes of video display scales, that of pocket video and large scale projection. The protagonist of this video is modeled on the notion of an avatar in a virtual space, only this avatar is wandering ‘real space’ (downtown Chicago) in a semi-virtual environment (video footage). The approach of the protagonist in Stepping on the Light is to highlight the embodied and pleasurable aspects of navigation. The noise in the imagery, an effect of the technology of portable image capture, is reproduced in the soundtrack, which marries noise and video game soundscapes.

Exhibitions:

60x60 / Congress 2010 FoFA Gallery, Concordia University
YEAH C-Minivideoart Festival, Atlanta, GA 2010
Electroacoustic Symposium 2010 Toronto
Intermedia Festival 2010
Artech 2010Envisioning Digital Spaces Portugal
Stuttgart 23rd Filmwinter
Beauty, Horror, Silence12 Nights of Electronic Music & Art Miami, FL
Parsons Journal for Information Mapping vol. 1:3
Electroacoustic Juke Joint 2009
Unknown Artist Virtual Museum FONLAD#5: Byte Scrapers
Cafe for Contemporary Art North Vancouver

Public Art

Lingua Aqua

Permanently installed outdoor pavilion in Bear Creek Park, Surrey BC combining fountain, 4-channel audio and underwater video.

Artist team: Michael Filimowicz, Melanie Cassidy, Philippe Pasquier


Art Games

It’s Gonna Rain | A Ludoremage is a ludological re-mix and hommage (thus: ‘ludoremage’) of Steve Reich’s classic tape loop work, “It’s Gonna Rain.” Here, Reich’s sound work has been reincarnated as a game. The game is largely generative but integrates some minimal interaction, which is appropriate for a work of re-embodied minimalism. The reward for the player is not in points to be scored but rather in the new possibilities (e.g. moments of silence) afforded by this remediation of the composition on a gaming platform.

Exhibitions & Publications:

ArticulAction 0.1 (April 2013)
USB Shuffle Show Institut fur alles mogliche, Berlin, Germany 2013
Espacio Artmsferas Mexico, 2013

Roswell Antistory 

Roswell Antistory composes a borderlands anti-narrative depicting an anonymous runner in the American Southwest desert racing through cactus bushes and careening off an alien, who eventually teleports out of the scene taking the giant maracas in the process, which rattle bounce and shake and at times halt the progress of the runner, giving the interactor something to do. After the severe loneliness of the desert runner becomes unbearable, the interactor can click on the runner to return to the beginning, if that indeed is where things began.

Exhibitions & Publications:

Peripheral ARTeries 2013
City Walking Bazaar London, UK 2013

Creative Writing

Tatvan | a short story collection
collection of previously published short stories

Bone Whistle
Poem, The Comstock Review, Vol. 21, No.1

Tatvan (short story)
Experimental travelogue, The Capilano Review, Series 3 Issue 6 (Fall 2008)

The Constanta Suite: Three Films for Puppets
Suite of three short stories:
The Dumbwaiter Progeny, Three Wives from Geeja, The Perpetual Apprentice The Dalhousie Review, Summer 2009/ issue 89.2

Forty Dollar Brains
Short story, Eleven Eleven No. 7

Veil
Poem, Gulf Stream #28

Radar Ghosts
Poem, Margie No. 7 (AUTUMN, 2008) Finalist, Marjorie J. Wilson Award for Poetry. Anthologized in The City of Big Shoulders (University of Iowa Press, 2011)

Campfire Cosmology, Morning Chore, The Alfalfa Sublime
Poems, in The Reading Room No. 8

Anarchy and Environmentalism, [untitled]

Poems with photographs, Luminous Green (book, 2009)

Sound for Film
Essay, A Companion Guide to Rooftop Films, Fall 2002 #2

Back Roads
Short science fiction, Otoliths #12

Jack the Satellite Jockey
Short science fiction, in Fourteen Hills the SFSU Review vol 15.2

Apocalyptic Triptych
Short science fiction, New Stone Circle: Windy City Writing No. 3

The Pool Hut
Short story, New Stone Circle: Windy City Writing No. 2

Sounding Stella
Short story, New Stone Circle: Windy City Writing No. 1

PLAAH STEEE Kobum!
Creative nonfiction in New Plains Review Fall 2009

Of Guns and Sheep
Flash nonfiction in The Yalobusha Review, Vol. XIV

Zealots and Landlords, Mop and Mirror, Attachments
Three flash nonfictions in Glossalalia, Winter 2010

Featherhead
Poem in A Joint Called Pauline

A Million Things
Creative nonfiction in New Plains Review Spring 2010

The Amarylis Sluys
Short fiction in the MOTIF 2: Chance Fiction Anthology
(Pushcart Prize nominated)

Space Walker
Poem in Science Poetry anthology, 2011