A dominant material in my video work is appropriated pharmaceutical advertisements for television and the web. I find these objects to be remarkable in the precision and language that they use, as well as the banal imagery and construction of ideals of contemporary life that they portray.
I utilize them in a variety of ways but often starting by cutting them apart into pieces. Sometimes I reassemble them in series of archetypes - repeated phrases (lists of side effects, the phrase "Ask Your Doctor"), images, or kinds of drugs. Other times I overlay them into chaotic, almost hallucinogenic blocks that saturate the space around them with a cacophony of competing images and sounds. These videos can be minimal or excessive, delicate or blunt, an almost endless set of possibilities.
Single Channel Digital Video, 1:30, 2016
Single Channel Digital Video, :58, 2012
Single Channel Digital Video, 10:03, 2009
Single Channel Digital Video, 3:00, 2009
The Pharmaceutical Alphabet
Single Channel Digital Video, 1:44, 2017
Single Channel Digital Video, 1:02, 2013
Ask Your Doctor
Single Channel Digital Video, 2:34, 2009
Three Channel Video Installation, 6:25, 2010