When the superficial, yet real, cutting of my forearm in the 1996 Nine Years Later (“Panic”) triggered visceral reactions, I revisited the work. In Remix, the hinged structure is reversed, with my performative affront following the outtakes, inter-titles and voice-over rehearsals. Combined, these elements recalibrate the evolution of video technology and its corporeal effects. The cut of montage is experienced more acutely in the re-edited version, and the process of sublimation is explicit. The Theater of Cruelty, Grand Guignol, Robert Bresson, punk rock and George Romero’s 1978 film Martin, influenced my dramatization of troubled youth. The mirror has an edge!
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.