Mess is a video and 4-channel sound installation created in collaboration with Anne Wilson for the opening of Chicago's Hyde Park Art Center in 2006. The piece is loosely based on material from one of the sections of the previous piece Errant Behaviors, but is set up as a single channel video loop that has no beginning or end. The visuals were created through stop-motion animation utilizing thread and lace fragments. The hand processing of both animation and textiles displays aspects of foible, imperfection, and irregularity. I was responsible for all sound in the piece. The motion and aural environment suggest aggression and accident - mess from devastation, rubble from the built environment, and a cycle of reformation.
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