The suburban neighborhood that is presented in my project was built in the late 1950’s and has several abandoned spaces throughout the approximate four square mile area. My childhood home is within this neighborhood and I have resided there the majority of my adult life. In 2017, I began to observe and document my neighborhood in the US State of Delaware that has not rebounded from the 2008 American housing crisis and recession.
Transitions have been a component in the production of my art and anthropology based projects. The continual cycle of how the houses in the neighborhood have changed from real estate sales to foreclosures or even abandonment is why I began to document the current state of this suburban environment. My fieldwork and related observations do not depict the perfect stereotypical sights associated with the American suburbs. The neighborhood has been impacted by the broader implications of the national economy, continual suburban sprawl and changes in the local labor culture. These broader and local transitions compose the films multilayered suburban narrative, presented with still and moving digital imagery, text from local and national news headlines, my first-person narrative field notes, and sampling of audio recordings from my suburban sound collection.
University College London,
Multimedia Anthropology Lab (London, England)
Sight, Sound, Suburbia Fieldwork
February 22,2019 Online Exhibit Launched
Issue no. 11 Digital America, University of Richmond
10 yrs. Later included in Online Exhibition
Richmond Sound Arts Festival
Spring/ Summer 2018 (Richmond, VA)
International Multidisciplinary Printmaking Conference
Sight, Sound, Suburbia short video is included in the other disciplines exhibition
Santander, Spain August 27 - September 9, 2018