In the Summer of 2017 as a studio resident at the Center for the Holographic Arts on Governors Island in NYC, I began making these Glitter Smash Recordings. After making neon on and off for a decade, I was still not “good” at bending, much less letters. I decided to refine my skills. At this time in my practice, I was looking at concepts of “wastelessness” and addressing the complexity of work made for destruction.
    Freeing myself from the pressures of creating perfect bends or the potential of illuminating the tubes gave me the license to produce, experiment, and explore the natural rhythms of the bending process. Instead of using these pieces as tests and discarding them into the ‘trash glass’ bin, I filled them with glitter and filmed their melodic demise at slowed speeds. These painfully irreversible videos result in bursts of ocular pleasure as the glitter escapes the confines of its clear shell and reveals the thousands of delicate sub-audio harmonies inside the sound of breaking glass.

Vividity
2017
Single-Channel Video
30 seconds
Ether
2017
Single-Channel Video
1 minute, 8 seconds
Just the Hits Compilation
2017
Single-Channel Video
30 seconds