Works for a Digital Wall Screen 2018-2019.

I first displayed one of my experimental videos on an early plasma screen in 1995. At the time they were expensive and required bulky playback equipment. That has all changed and the time has come for flat wall digital screens to replace paintings as the 2-D art form of our time. Dissolving Las Vegas was designed for just such a display technology. It's very dense video and music (by Bruce Hampton) lend themselves to repeated viewings, or at least that is my intention. My second montage work, The South in Black & White, uses the conventions of still photography merged with a montage technique used by artists and filmmakers.    

New South/Old South, 2019, is hopefully a festival friendly single channel version of my digital wall painting work that looks at the American South. This version is in color and consists of three chapters; Romancing the Past, The New South, and Hate, Decay, and Faith. I consider this work the functional equivalent of an expressionistic painting. I work alone without a budget in both the shooting and editing phases of the creation process, meaning I’m free to work without restraint, and without the onus of pandering to anyone’s expectations. Running time 14:08.

The South in Black and White (18 minute version) is my take on my home region, the American South. Donald Trump was elected president in large part because he won every state in the South save Virginia. His racist rants played well here. The contemporary South is changing but a residual fear of the other haunts the region. Created in 2018.

Dissolving Las Vegas is a montage work shot in Las Vegas Nevada between 2012 and 2016. I’m trying to create a digital wall paintings that comments on the one American city I believe will be the model for first world urban development in the future.

Both The South in Black and White and Dissolving Las Vegas are ideally viewed as a 3 channel video wall piece. Here is a video preview of what The South in Black and White would look like as a wall installation.

Here is the 3 screen demo for Dissolving Las Vegas.