Raw Material, 2011
Two-channel video installation

In this work a woman carries and pulls a large blank MDF board through different economic and cultural zones in New York City: the financial district, the gallery district, the discount shop district of Chinatown. These scenes play off against everyday street images of commodity items - things in the process of being sold or rented, banners, and blinking lights -in a non-linear progression without resolution.

This work is part of an ongoing series of projects developed around concepts of value and transformation. This work takes on the ambiguity of value as a concept and social mechanism within the realms of art, economics and everyday life, drawing on readings in anthropology and economics, and considerations of current political conditions in North America.