Komatke is a study for a developing project that builds from the documentary form and process to reconstruct an alternative narrative.
Extreme Cartography 60 minute durational performance at the Museum of Contemporary Native American Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico 2013
Xtreme Cartography is a performance utilizing traditional plein air materials: easel, paint, brushes, solvents, and canvases to paint 4 locations on, at the Museum of Contemporary Native Art (MOCNA). The locations include: The interior courtyard space underneath cracked old paint under a stucco bench, exterior south exit doorway, a large metal sculpture in the sculpture garden area, and a curious onlooker, the curator of the MOCNA, Ryan Rice. The performance uses specific traditional art-making tools to interpret obscure, irrelevant, and normally unnoticed locations on or around the museum space, at the same time physically situating myself in absurd points of observation. The performance also takes place during Indian Market, an annual art event in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where Native American artists and artisans from North America gather to sell their art.
2608'----2608'4", Site-specific encounter/intervention/performance, single channel split screen video, duration: 4:23:00, 2012
Piestewa Peak, also known as Squaw Peak is located in central Phoenix Arizona. Its part of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, and is the second largest peak in the area after Camelback Mountain. With an elevation gain of 1190' in a little more than a mile, Piestewa Peak trail is a heavily used trail by many who enjoy the great outdoors (within a safe drivable distance from most parts of town), and is subsequently visited by thousands of visitors throughout the year. The trail throughout the preserve is a great way to experience a small portion of the Sonoran desert, with breathtaking views of the surrounding preserve and the ever-expanding metropolis of Phoenix. 2608' ---- 2608'4", is a work acknowledging human activity that takes place on a mountain that has taken millions of years to create. Human activity like hiking up and down designated trails may not change much of the physical mountain in my lifetime, but the fact that extensive human activity exists here, in this moment of time, will in no doubt have some form of impact in the future.