I was the artistic director and co-founder of DOORIKA (1989-1999) – a performance arts collective based in Chicago and New York. My experimental theater pieces were often exercises in historical reinterpretation and played heavily on American modern writers. In addition to Doorika theater work, I also created multimedia projects such as the commissioned installation/performance piece: Cardboard, Vinyl, Rhinestones: The Denim Fiancé (1999) in collaboration with visual artist Virgil Marti and at AC Project Room in 2001. In 1997, my first video project, In Search of Bas Jan’s Miraculous was featured on NPR’s This American Life
Since 1999, I have focused primarily on video and filmmaking and have won grants such as Experimental Television Center's Finishing Funds Grant for my short The Forgery (20 mins., DV, 2000) which won a CineWomen NY Special Jury Award, NYSCA Media Grant for my feature film Pose Down (2007, 86 mins, S16) and The Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation for The Bachelors of Broken Hill Farm.
As a director/writer, I have a varied history in creating interdisciplinary projects in sound, theater, film and video. I am a genre fluid artist.
My videos and films have screened at various film festivals and art institutions such as: Lincoln Center's New York Video Festival, Ars Electronica, IFP's Buzzcuts, Berlin's Transmediale, Silver Lake Film Festival, Stedelijk Museum, Dallas Video Festival, Artists Space, Art in General, ASUAM, Amsterdam's World Wide Video Festival, Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, Cologne Off, Exploding Cinema, Pioneer Theater, Galapagos Art Space, Cucalorus Film Festival, Moviate, LA Freewaves, Cinemateket at the Danish Film Institute and NewFilmmakers at Anthology Film Archives among others.
I recently completed The Bachelors of Broken Hill Farm (75 mins, experimental documentary). A documentary on the “true life soap opera “ of Frank Provo and John Pickard - actors, radio writers and gentlemen farmers. Their greatest success would not be found on the boards of Broadway or the hills of Hollywood- but in a closeted relationship that spanned 4 decades. Currently, it is in consideration for festivals in 2019.
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