Video installation with sculptural sound object, performance and photographs
2019 - 2020
Black Diamond Coal Mine, California
On the solubility of gold is a video and sound performance involving multiple iterations of a found piece of lignite (a type of low grade coal). The video shows the lignite artifact as a digital replica in augmented reality on a waste pile outside of the coal mine and with a physically constructed virtual reality backdrop. The work explores digital alchemy and the subsequent transformations the artifact endures as an analogy for environmental estrangement through geological extraction.

Sound recording of performance at Xenoform Labs in San Francisco, USA 2019.

On the Solubility of Gold, HD Video, 27m31s (excerpt)




Stope Blast

Performance sketch at Mount Diablo, California

Created while in residence at Xenoform Labs, San Francisco, USA.