Empty Space 


Empty Space is a project that pulls from my own family’s Hi8 home video tapes to create new work. With this project I was interested in the way that cameras have been used to document memory - from early film tests, to home video cameras, to the smart phones in the digital age. It is an abstracted composition which stitches together moments from the tapes which were nearly completely indecipherable—moments of digital tape degradation, speedy pans which reduce the image to motion blur, and out-of-focus scenes. The original purpose of the videos—to document my family’s memory—is completely negated in favor of a sensorial, intangible experience. Empty Space was screened at Bryant Lake Bowl in Minneapolis in October of 2022.