As a member of the curatorial board for Reimagining Tradition, I helped design a 3-week exhibition featuring site-specific artworks by New York City artists. This program was developed by Open Source Gallery to highlight intersections between socially engaged art and ritual practice. Support from: the New York State Council on the Arts and the Joseph Robert Foundation (2017).
Seeking Diviners explores of the metaphysical in the Anthropocene epoch. The art book examines our impermanence and our relationship to the future through a street level campaign to seek out those who believe they have insight into future events. The text was selected and edited by me, and includes a few of my photographs, along with those by artists Nina Mouritzen, Michael Duva, and James Leonard (2015).
Sinatra: the Man, the Voice & the Fans was an exhibit curated by staff of the Hoboken Historical Museum, and covered by The New York Times, honoring the Centennial of Sinatra’s birth. I was asked to produce and edit content for the exhibit in the form of audio pieces. I worked alongside the museum’s Executive Director to gather material, interviewing now-grown bobby-soxers, Sinatra cruise line attendees, and 30+ Sinatra impersonators (2015).
One Thousand Acres: Landscape, Community, and Dinner in the Midwest is a short documentary that I produced through the support of Iowa Poet Laureate, Mary Swander, and alongside past New York Times food columnist and Pulitzer Prize nominee, Molly O’Neill. Unveiled as a kick-off to the Longhouse Food Revival, a gathering of journalists, chefs, and media experts devoted to food stories, the documentary traces what it really means to be a farmer in the Midwest today (2014).
Powder House is a Super 8 film, produced in collaboration with Brandon Covey and adapted from a collection of my vignettes—whose central theme is Jell-O. A separate entity from my essay by the same name, Powder House the film was first played as part of a lecture at the Brooklyn Morbid Anatomy Museum. It was also published online through New Delta Review, selected to screen at the Interrobang Film Festival in Des Moines, IA, and was shown at the Hedreen Gallery at Seattle University (2012).
Tyneside Novel launched as a Twitter-based fiction work. It was created and moderated over a three-day period, in collaboration with new media professor and Director of DSPH (Digital Studio for the Public Humanities), Jon Winet (Univ. of Iowa). We received production assistance from New Writing North, ISIS Arts, and Tyneside Cinema; press release: BBC Newcastle (2012).