I am currently developing the following projects:
Local Control: Are We All Anarcho-Capitalists Now?
A transmedia documentary (video, radio, publication, exhibition) about the aspiration for self-sufficiency and localism, the Right and Left in the 1960s, anarchism and libertarianism, the evolution of conservatism in the US – all through the lens of the story of Karl Hess. To be completed in Spring 2014.
Never The Same: Conversations About Art Transforming Politics & Community in Chicago & Beyond
An ongoing interview, archive, pedagogical and curatorial project organized with Rebecca Zorach. See more at never-the-same.org
Future Perfect: Time Capsules in Reagan Country
A new video and publication developed in residence at the Grand Central Arts Center in the spring of 2014.
Immersive Life Practices
Part of a new book series, my edited volume will explore artists engagement with ways of living. For the Chicago Social Practice History Series (series editors Mary Jane Jacob and Kate Zeller), To be published by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and distributed by University of Chicago Press (Fall 2014)
Work Samples 2011-2014
Chaos Hanky (2012, Handkerchief series)
Local Control (2013 – Ongoing, Installation, Video) – See video trailer here
Never The Same: Ongoing Archive and Oral History (2010 – Present) See http://never-the-same.org/ (Pictured below: the Chicago Ephemera Archive organized by Never The Same, on display at Show-n-Tell at Experimental Station in November of 2010)
Home Economics (2013, Video, made with the Hull House Museum):
This Is Our Home (2011, Video)
Crisis Image Archives (2007-2012)
Suits, Charts and Abstractions (2013, part of Crisis! Crisis! photo series in the Crisis Image Archives)
For more information on the Crisis Image Archives see http://crisisimagearchives.tumblr.com/