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GROUND is a one-minute exploration of place, anxiety, and socio-political strife taking place during the spring of 2020. The first part of the quote featured, “half of politics is ‘image-making’, the other half is the art of making people believe the image” is by Hannah Arendt (Crisis of the Republic) and I wrote the remaining text.

Bitmapped, pixelated photos and compressed video footage are used to convey the concepts of image manufacture and tangibility. The audio track is composed and recorded by me.

The project contains photos and video of ground contributed by Victoria Barness, Jordan Kauffman, Samantha Hudak, Terran Washington, Aaron Wilson, Heather Barness, Rachel Barness, David Roll, Maja Spahovic, Adam Barness, and Caitlin Giambroni.

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2020. First Annual Small File Media Festival. [original version, lo-res]. Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC.

2020. Detour juried exhibition. Emery Community Arts Center, University of Maine at Farmington, Farmington, ME.