Deepening ecological awareness reveals how increasingly, the political, environmental and social are merging into a singular interconnected reality. My work draws parallels between ecological systems and human relationships, exploring subjects like eco-literacy, species and cultural diversity, edgeless ecologies and national/cultural borders. I am trying to make immersive aesthetic and/or somatic experiences that prompt questions and create space for collective re-imagining.
Lessons from the Forest Part 1, 2015. Digital video, excerpt. German voice and translation by Ildiko Frank. Supported by the Oberpflalzer-Kunstlerhaus Residency, Schwandorf Germany. Part 1 - 2 together run 8 minutes. Link to video.
Lessons from the Forest Part 2, 2015. Digital video, excerpt. German voice and translation by Ildiko Frank. Supported by the Oberpflalzer-Kunstlerhaus Residency, Schwandorf Germany. Part 1 - 2 together run 8 minutes. Link to video.
Lessons from the Forest Part 3, 2015. Digital video. 3 minutes, 30 seconds. Male voice of Alex created by OS text to speech function.
Lessons from the Forest, digital projection tent #1, 2016. Double projection installation at the Los Angeles County Arboretum as part of Digital Nature.
SketchUp elevation for Lessons from the Forest projection tent, 2016.
Anima/Animus, 2016. Collaborative performance featuring students from the University of San Francisco, commissioned by the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.
Movement research, Anima/Animus, 2016. Sound, sculpture and movement by Sasha Petrenko. Special thanks to the Activist/Artist in Residence Program at the Finnish Hall in Berkeley, CA. 2 minutes, 20 seconds. Link to video.
Anima/Animus at the de Young Museum of San Francisco, 2016. Digital video and stills of museum visitors to be compile (green screen replaced) to create a video PSA promoting species diversity. Supported by the de Young Museum Artist Residency Program.
(RE)PLACE, 2014. Digital video projection for a performance/workshop about replacing our bodies back into the natural environment with the idea that our bodies may know more about the universe than our minds. 10 minutes. Link to video.
(RE)PLACE, solo rehearsal, 2014. Digital video stills. Link to video.
(RE)PLACE Text, 2014. List of words projected in (RE)PLACE video. Digital image. 18 x 24 inches.
PETS: Prescribed Engagement Therapy, 2014. Interactive website offering ecological action oriented therapies. Link to website.
Animal Projections, 2013. Digital video used in performance/workshop to support development of interspecies relations. 10 minutes. Link to video.
The New Urban Naturalists, 2012. Promotional poster. Digital image. 18 x 24 inches.
Basket Experiment #1, 2014. Performance for video exploring interspecies craft. Sound, sculpture and movement by the artist. Link to video.
Instructions for Movement with Furniture, 2011. Instructions designed to facilitate deeper relations with our objects.
Movement research for IFMWF at the Watermill Center for Performance, NY, 2011.
Instructions for Movement with Furniture, 2012. Performance about a new kind of materialism. Barefoot audience members are actually performers that progressively join the performance. 6 minutes. Voice, sound and movement prompts by the artist. Link to video.