In 2013 I began assembling opinions on racism, homophobia, gun control, and healthcare for a video installation entitled “united.states”. These opinions were blended into five short films, featuring music by Casey Stratton, which were projected inside a triage tent at Calder Plaza for ArtPrize. The installation received the juried award for Best Use Of Urban Space.
Film One Synopsis
Since it's birth, America has played host to millions of people running from some form of persecution. They came here in search of a place they could become the person they were destined to be - regardless of their beliefs. So what happens when a nation of people who worship different gods, make different amount of money, and love different kinds of people all want to coexist in peace? In the first film, we take a look at the myriad of ways Americans define personal and collective freedom.