FESTIVALS

The Unfinished Festival

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.



Photoville

Cardboard Castle

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.

The portrait of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad became a defining element in the urban landscape of Damascus, Syria. The omnipresence of an individual image leaves its imprint in people’s minds, making the physical image transcend into a visual impression. The presence of the leader is then extended to each individual living in the city.  This installation attempts to recreate that experience for non-Syrian audiences. The exposure to such propaganda may shorten the gap between the local and international perception of the situation in Syria and help create a more nuanced understanding.

The portrait of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad became a defining element in the urban landscape of Damascus, Syria. The omnipresence of an individual image leaves its imprint in people’s minds, making the physical image transcend into a visual impression. The presence of the leader is then extended to each individual living in the city.

This installation attempts to recreate that experience for non-Syrian audiences. The exposure to such propaganda may shorten the gap between the local and international perception of the situation in Syria and help create a more nuanced understanding.

Picturing Justice

I’m Here

Role: Audio Producer, Sound Designer | Collaborator: Carlos Javier Ortiz | Location: Atlanta, Georgia | Year: 2017 | Media: NPR Interview

Picturing Justice 2017” is a collaboration between Atlanta Celebrates Photography and Atlanta Legal Aid Society, which provides legal services to metro Atlantans living in poverty.

Audio Samples

Terminus | Mrs. Harris | Omari

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“One of the most pressing issues for our city is to ensure that affordable housing is a priority.” - curator, Mary Stanley

GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

Still. Life

Role: Assistant Audio Editor, composer, and installation designer | Artist: Nyssa Chow | Location: CHI Studio, Trinidad | Year: 2017 |

"Still.Life." is an oral history and multimedia installation, played on transducers

Audio Sample

Nutmeg House

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“I remember the sound of that nutmeg house, the music of women’s chatter as they sat on the floor sorting the red mace, skirts tucked inside crossed legs, the cracking of nutmeg shells, and the dust that hung in shafts of light, making that old plantation style warehouse, with its pitched roof, look like a cathedral. The fragrance of nutmeg would stay on my skin, and scent my hair. How many women had smelled like this for hundreds of years?”

— Nyssa Chow, 'The Story of Her Skin'