September of 1999, I collaborated with visual artists Dawn
Neal and Radhika
Kunamneni to create a collaborative
piece named Urban Cycles.
work was part of a group show titled 'Go West Young Man: Land Rush on the Urban
Frontier' at the Cruicible
Steel Gallery in San Francisco.
collaboration consisted of a self-running installation that immersed the viewer
in a room full of moving images. Banks of projectors showed tightly choreographed
slides on three walls, in synchrony with a stereo soundtrack.
the work explored the changes in the social and public landscape in San Francisco.
The show's topic was the still-contentious
of gentrification and social pressures brought on by the (now-collapsed) Silicon
collected sound from around San Francisco and composed a soundtrack to complement
the hundreds of photographs used in the installation. The images documented with
a rapidly taught visual grammar the patterns of change that have always been part
and parcel of the development of the city (but that were grossly accelerated in
here is another projection project with
the same name.)