The city is a many-layered ecosystem, but much of it remains hidden from casual observation.

My work seeks out discontinuities, fault lines, and interstitial spaces, all the places where the unseen city springs unexpectedly into view and deep interactions between architecture, environment, history, and socioeconomic systems may be more readily observed. Such places may include shifting or climate-change-destabilized coastlines, disused infrastructure, intentionally concealed seats of power and control, and even the spontaneous wild refuge of an abandoned lot. The same forces and complexly mixed meanings can be observed in any natural or unnatural landscape upon which humans have exerted their influence, but the density of urban zones has an especially concentrating and clarifying effect.

Based in Brooklyn. Operated a neuroscience lab, documented the DIY music scene, curated multiple film festivals. Recent work has shown at festivals like Doc NYC, Ji.hlava, Antimatter [media art], Prismatic Ground, the Copenhagen Architecture Festival, and Imagine Science. Installations have been presented at the Queens Museum, Old Stone House, the Seaport Museum, Works on Water, and Radiator Gallery.

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EXHIBITIONS

Shoreline Change, Waterfront Alliance / Seaport Museum, New York (projection installation, 2021)
Brooklyn Utopias 2020, Old Stone House, Brooklyn (group show, 2020)
Shoreline Change, Works on Water House, New York (video installation, 2019)
Listening to Dutch Kills, Queens (group soundwalk, 2019)
Technowruz III, Trans Pecos, Queens (video installation, 2019)
Chance Ecologies: Wild Panorama Walk, Queens Museum, Queens (group show, 2018)
Chance Ecologies: Queens, Queens Museum, Queens (group show, 2016)
Shrink Show, The Living Gallery, Brooklyn (group show, 2016)
An Evening with Underwater New York / Flow Pool, Recess, New York (group show, 2016)
A Frame Apart, Queens International 2016, Queens Museum, Queens (group show, 2016)
Chance Ecologies, Radiator Gallery, Queens (group show, 2015)
Vivid Stills, Cloud City, Brooklyn (group show, 2015)
RIP DIY, Cloud City, Brooklyn (group show, 2015)
IMPOSE PHOTO SHOW, Secret Project Robot, Brooklyn (group show, 2012)
You Are Here, Secret Project Robot, Brooklyn (video installation, 2012)
Modern Talismans, Cameo Gallery, Brooklyn (group show, 2010)
Transport III, Proteus Gowanus, Brooklyn (group show, 2010)
CLICK! A Crowd-Curated Exhibition, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn (group show, 2008)
New York Sans Temps Morts, 139th Street Branch, New York(solo show, 2008)



SELECTED FILMS

Specters of Watch Oak (2021)
Light Leak (2021)
Triboro (2021)
Sanctuary (2020)
Urban Growth (2020, with Nathan Kensinger)
Neck Creek (2018)
Vacation (2018)
Iron Triangle (2018, with Maya Edelman)
Open Field Delerium Error (2016)
Reclaimed Ground (2016, with Nathan Kensinger)
Turn It Upside Down (2014)
Hole Foods (2010, with Maya Edelman)



SELECTED VIDEO PERFORMANCE (with Maya Edelman)

Spectacle Radio on Video, Spectacle Theater, Brooklyn (2020)
What Was the Weather Channel?, Spectacle Theater, Brooklyn (2020)
Unsinkable, Spectacle Theater, Brooklyn (2017)
Partyline, various locations, Brooklyn (series, 2014 - 2017)
You Are Here Festival, Secret Project Robot, Brooklyn (2012)
Practice, Zebulon, Brooklyn (series, 2012)
Blanks NYC, various locations, Brooklyn (series, 2009 - 2013)



CURATION

Imagine Science Film Festival, Director of Programming (2013 - 2020)
Labocine, Programmer (2016 - 2020)
Imagine Science Abu Dhabi, Director of Programming (2015 - 2019)
Imagine Science Paris, Director of Programming (2016 - 2017)
Spectacle Theater, Film Programmer and Poster Curator (2013 - present)
Brooklyn Film Festival, Experimental Film Programmer (2012 - 2014)
Brooklyn Film Festival, Short Film Programmer (2011 - 2013)
Projector Seance, Series Programmer (2015 - present)


RESIDENCIES

Symbiosis, Imagine Science Film Festival (2021)
Chance Ecologies: Flushing River, ArtBuilt Mobile Studio, Queens (2016)

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