Nature Records Itself

Overhead map of Coast Lagoon piece
Overhead map of Coast/Lagoon piece, located at Cape Canaveral National Seashore
Video Piece Locations
Video Piece Locations
Projection 2 Installation
Projection 2 Installation
Nature Records Itself: Piece 1
Nature Records Itself: Projection Piece 1 Detail

About:

This series was the culmination of years of research and collaboration with the Cape Canaveral National Seashore. The goal was to experiment and demonstrate 3 representations of a more immersive and meditative nature image, with minimal editing or use of more adventure-oriented nature documentary formats.

Using custom recording rigs designed by myself and Phil Peters, I set out to record locales around the park that I’d come to know intimately over the years. The end pieces were 3 larger scale rear-projection works intended to place the viewer amongst the seashores and lagoons.

Production Notes:

To this day I’ll always hold this particular park in deep regard. Waking amongst the same land inhabited for thousands of years by the Timucua Indigenous people and later by Black American laborers and field hands, added deep historical value to the space.

I was fortunate to get a lot of recording allowances through directors at the park like Laura Henning and other rangers. So many close friends and family dedicated time and labor, helping me to move gear or record. Transporting the imagery and feeling of the coast yielded some calming and hyperreal viewing experiences.

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