artist statement

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My practice in 16mm film, video, and drawing works with and against the documentary tradition, incorporating innovative stylistic techniques to emphasize issues of truth, misunderstanding, and personal history. Each aspect of my work looks closely at the ways in which social machinations are reflected in the smallest elements of daily life. My projects engage with fragments, detritus, speculation, failures and afterthoughts. Whether it is animating a receipt from Wal-Mart and juxtaposing it with a New York Times headline, scouring through 1950s FBI archives, or filming interviews at the local deli, my interest is in the ways in which the sweeping statements of history affect specific details of human experience.