I’ve been thinking about the “innocence” of everyday monuments, the narratives they perpetuate, and the memories they erase.

A virtual museum of Berlin’s Parks.

PARK PROJECT BERLIN looks at how people use parks practically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. As Berlin is changing, public spaces are places where people of diverse backgrounds can come together, provide spaces that mark history and offer refuge for people, animals and nature.

The series of over 38 videos.

The project is about slowing down, appreciating nature. It is about finding the beauty in stillness and in struggle. And it is about listening. Listening to nature. Listening to the traces of history. Listening to the trees. Listening to the self.

In September of 2017 amid the protests and moves towards gentrification, I found myself in the city of Marseille, filming an experiment. 16+ performers spent a night on an island and explored the world of a broken bunker using music, dance, text, performance, video, observation, breath.

In the series, 15+ participants share their thoughts on the process of creation and the ideas they are exploring. These ideas span from the love of worms to the importance of imagination to the need to confront emotions.

 

Series premiere May 5, 2019, Marseille, France

LOVE

26 humans talk about love. 

What is love, what does it feel like, what did you think love was based on the messages you heard growing up and how has your perception changed with time.

Designed as an immersive audio experience based on a surround sound installation.

Included here are audio excerpts – secrets of success.

 

On the surface, it seems like our transportation choices are personal. Which car should I drive, what color bike do I wish to ride, am I going to take the subway or Uber.

In reality, our transportation choices are political. The options available governed by decisions made by local, regional and national policies.

In 2011 I started exploring this topic and the impact cultural values have on government policies.

Along the way, I started to examine my own auto usage, took up urban biking, and through my research decided I needed to leave the US to get a better understanding of the values at play.

 

 

Beard Club is a film about the social politics of facial hair. 

The film is a dialogue on masculinity, power, and self. 

The film explores the many ways facial hair is used to convey status, indicate group identity, and discriminate against people.  It is a woman’s journey to understand the hidden meanings behind facial hair.

 

 

 

Data:

Filmed in five countries and over 12 cities

Stories from men and women of various backgrounds: different religions, ages, ethnic groups, sexual orientation

Histories from Alexander the Great to Fidel Castro

*Fun for all ages