Hilbert Space

Hilbert Space

“In the world of pure mathematics, Hilbert space is a theoretical space of unlimited or infinite dimensions. It is the basis for quantum mechanics and the study of thermodynamics. My father was a mathematician and his specialty was Hilbert space.”

Sleep

Sleep

Sleep is a mediation on my father’s recent death and the father / son relationship.

Sleep – Video Installation

Sleep – Video Installation

Sleep is a 4 channel video installation that consists of an all white hospital room in which five films are projected: onto the bed, the pillow, the hospital screen and the lampshade.

Return to Grace

Return to Grace

A video cycle about transformation and the unconscious, comprised of 8 short films on a framed monitor presented as moving paintings.

The Transparent Man

The Transparent Man

A child’s retro-sci-fi trip through the human body, inhabited by tiny people working the organs, hormones, and emotions.

Thanatos & Eros: A Monster Lovestory

Thanatos & Eros: A Monster Lovestory

This is a ‘documentary collage’ about what a child learns about love in the house of a Holocaust survivor and the bizarre savior myth he creates for comfort.

Raw Images from the Optic Cross

Raw Images from the Optic Cross

Raw Images from the Optic Cross is the story of the son of a Holocaust survivor growing up in a house of imagined fears and ghosts, and his eventual trip to his father’s hometown in Germany to learn about their unspoken past. In Europe he follows the path his grandparents too in 1943, eventually ending at Auschwitz, where they perished.

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