I used the macro lens of a Hi-8 video camcorder and a Videonics Mx1 video mixer to abstract my Greenpoint, Brooklyn, bedroom into extimate realms. Reflected in the concave brass knob of my closet door, my sparse room is inverted and abridged. The knob bulls-eye yields to another scene wherein a man’s perforated shirt curtains the camera lens and beats with synthetic light and evocation: dragonfly wing, amphibian skin, caterpillar web. The wavering lattice surges against the void it betrays. I mixed to music by Stephen Vitiello. Diptych, poem, exercise – the sketch was made for my younger brother. The fourth and last tape in an ad lib series of music video birthday gifts, in which the recipient was given a VHS copy of the U-matic original. PLAY LOUD.
Daniel Chapman, a web developer, and I broke ground on the site June 8, 2015 and constructed and reconstructed it as our schedules allowed. My ambition was to create a comprehensive space to house my art and corresponding activities, which include writing, teaching and screenings. The site also encompasses my work in the field of contemporary psychoanalysis and includes links to other places of interest. Images of works from and installation views of exhibitions in most cases represent a portion of what was shown. Titles and details for individual works will be posted subsequently. The site will be updated on an ongoing basis.
I’m grateful to Daniel for his expertise, creativity, and commitment. For more information about Daniel and his work, click here.