”A Gateway to Tomorrow” was a sound installation I curated as part of 501c3’s exhibition titled 9800. Without having set foot in the space, artists from Los Angeles, New York, Paris, and London were assigned individual cubicles on the fifth floor of 9800 Sepulveda Blvd. Based on images of each room and a description of the space, every artist submitted a proposal via voicemail explaining how they would approach the space: what they might fill it with, what they might do in it, or what they might do to it. This exercise was in effort to trap the plan, and stew in the phase of the creative process where we get sick on our own fantasy. Each artist's recording was played on a loop in their respective rooms during the exhibition, creating a sound installation of different plans and possibilities. The exhibition was covered by Sasha Frere-Jones for the Los Angeles Times.
The following artists created sound works for this installation: Brandon Ndife, Win McCarthy, Sara Grace Powell, Ian Markell, Audrey Snyder, Felix Melia, Dylan Corbett, Grace Denis, Bennet Schlesinger, Rachel Libeskind, Brendan Lynch, Theo Mercier, Austin Meredith, Jane Moseley, Daniel Peterson, and Gus Thompson.
Lola Kirke: Sexy Song
I directed the music video for Lola Kirke’s ”Sexy Song” in 2018 with an interest in understanding the cinematic vocabulary of feminine seduction. In collaboration with choreographer, Elizabeth Marcus Sonenberg, the three of us developed a series of predictable and contradicting signs and gestures in effort to become more literate in this type of on-screen communication.