Repetition (With Variation)
Let Them Eat Cake
The Soup Peddler
Tag: We're It is a new project
that I'm working on with my partner, Lee Billington. It's an aesthetic exploration
of the relationship between data and memory. Through the use of Augmented Reality
tags, also called Quick Response (QR) codes, we can dissect the visual 'there's
more information here' symbol of the tags, which are easily scanned by anyone with
access to the Internet and a smart phone or tablet.
Our installation, using digital projectors, projects a sea of seamless tags on
walls, creating a floating field of identical black droplets. Each tag contains a
pre-recorded video memory. As visitors enter the space, we provide them with a
frame which will transform the droplets into a scannable tag and, using their
smart phone or tablet, they can then access any one of a hundred memories.
They may even encounter their own.
Tomlinson Hill (working title) is
a documentary film that investigates racial issues through the very personal
story of the last remaining descendant of a Texas slave plantation, Tomlinson
Hill. Former Associated Press Africa bureau chief Chris Tomlinson investigates
the common heritage he shares with a descendant of the slaves of Tomlinson
Hill, one of which is professional football player LaDainian Tomlinson. Chris explores the family histories of these two very different
Tomlinsons and their contrary experiences with race in America and abroad.
Swang and the Real You
A short documentary for the agency, Mother London, this project explored the theme, "what is the real you".
Shooting for the Stars followed Austin's Latin hip-hop band, Los
Bad Apples as they toured four US Middle Eastern military bases in February,
The project filmed in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait,
Surveillance & You
Produced and Directed by Mark Westmoreland and Lisa Kaselak. Animation by Ben
Hodges. Music by Jake Scarbrough at Lush Logic.
A short education film I co-produced and co-directed with Mark Westmoreland
sardonically titled "Surveillance and You," was created for the STS program at
the University of Texas. This program explores what individuals should know about
how technology is changing the landscape of surveillance in the United States.