The work installed at the Ann Arbor Film Festival in 2019.
Half of the installation at Austin Peay State University.
Drum Solo: Hyperbole for the Undiscovered Country is a reconfigurable video installation. There are 15 unique video and sound channels that are modules for designing the work for each venue.
On each monitor is video of a waterfall. The color is heightened and when you look closely you see that it is misregistered, offset. The water appears to spill from one screen to another. Cobbling together one giant impossible waterfall. The sound is not white noise roar of the water but is instead snare drums. Every waterfall has its own drum engaged in a constant roll. The piece considers the desire for paradisical scenes such as the isolated waterfall and the lengths to which we will go to attain them – even violence. These waterfalls were all sourced from YouTube relaxation videos. Their job is to give us relief, an escape. Beyond being unreal, our paradise belongs to someone else. The title alludes to this ownership and to the colonialism that seeks to claim them with the backing track of the drums of war.