The Moral Injury of War
Role: Audio Producer, Sound Designer | Collaborators: Jack Saul + The Windmill Factory | Supported by: The International Trauma Studies Program | Location: National Museum of Art — Bucharest, Romania | Year: 10.2019
Over the past 18 years, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have resulted in hundreds of thousands of casualties and cost trillions of dollars. Civilians pay the greatest price in loss of property, injury, and death. It has become apparent that many soldiers, war correspondents, and other witnesses of these wars are troubled by their experiences and may suffer from moral injury — the sense that one’s fundamental understanding of right and wrong has been violated.
This installation gives voice to veterans and war correspondents who often carry this moral distress alone. But this distress not only affects witnesses of wars — it implicates us all as well. At #UNFINISHED19 participants will understand the moral burdens of shame, guilt, and outrage that are usually carried by the individual alone. Out of this sharing, one can find connection, hope, and the possibility of building a cornerstone for collective healing and moral repair.
Role: Audio Editor, Sound Designer | Collaborator: Alaa Hassan | Location: Brooklyn, NY | Year: 2017
A shipping container becomes a Syrian propaganda machine — an immersive brain washer — via transducers.
Role: Audio Producer, Sound Designer | Collaborator: Carlos Javier Ortiz | Location: Atlanta, Georgia | Year: 2017 | Media: NPR Interview