Erode: Visual Score. One of a pair of pieces in collaboration with composer Daniel Townsend. 2017. These works reference the process of cavitation within a stem when the plant experiences drought. A shortage of water—an increasingly common condition under climate change—creates a negative pressure within chains of polar-bonded molecules, and with too much pressure a plant can experience an embolism, or introduction of an air bubble to block the pathway of water—much the way humans experience embolisms. The inexorable vertical movement of the cursor, combined with organic line drawings interrupted by linear visuals and static sounds, reference the patterns that link humans and plants, and the intrusion of irregularities into those patterns.
Deposit, Visual Score.