FIRST ASSIGNMENT

[2008- , feature-length digital video, 1’13’56 TRT, 2’00 trailer below, with artist book (Les Figues Press, ed. of 100)]

FIRST ASSIGNMENT is a feature-length collection of video-performances, which examine the role of “media embed” within a unit of US servicewomen in training (The National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California), deployment (Jalalabad, Afghanistan), and after their return home (Fort Hood, Texas). Throughout the project’s trajectory select venues which have featured parts of the work include The Velaslavasay Panorama Theater, Workspace, Sea & Space Explorations, &Now Conference of Innovative Literature and Art, Art as Social Practice Conference at UC-Santa Cruz, Angels Gate Cultural Center, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, and Dan Graham Gallery, in California. FIRST ASSIGNMENT includes the artist book/ performance text, From JBAD, Lessons Learned (Les Figues Press).


     
From JBAD: Lessons Learned, Les Figues Press, 2009, spiral-bound, 80pages, ed. of 100



 
video stills from FIRST ASSIGNMENT

 
video stills from FIRST ASSIGNMENT

 
The Making of Americans from FIRST ASSIGNMENT

 
We Are Mired In Clouds from FIRST ASSIGNMENT
 
Coverlands, 2009, installation, Workspace Gallery, Los Angeles.