My work is largely focused on creating immersive psychological spaces, often using sound and lighting in relationship to architecture to engage a freely mobile audience. I am interested in creating an experience of intimacy, both on a personal level between individuals and the work as well as in a social, collective experience. I approach this social element from the perspective of a musician and listener who is keenly aware of how environment influences experience, as every listening environment has an inescapable social element (passengers in a car, home stereo, rock concert, concert theater, movie theater, etc.). I consider the effects of the interaction of social, spatial and sound elements, accepting that presence of audience and possibility for interaction in a space has an effect on the potential range of psychological/perceptual/emotional results. I consider the potential degree of awareness of space, awareness of self, awareness of others, ease of interaction all as dynamic axes defined by my intervention with a space.
Drawing from Fluxus, Minimalism, 90âÂÂs relational art and French New Wave Film editing techniques, these works operate as a stage âÂÂ a facilitator for potential possibilities and direction that may emerge from the collective histories of the audience members, who in their interaction with the space act as both performer and audience. I see these works as time-based frameworks imposed on a group in which unexpected possibilities for living, thinking and feeling may be discovered.