Destroy; viewable at: http://vimeo.com/22378439
War and painting alike start with an idealism. Among other interconnected motives; a belief in finding resolution or an end, a faith of intention, a desire to conquer and assert one's voice, and perhaps a quest for immortality or destiny. But both can be grotesque failures, purely destructive, or heavily corrupt actions. I was tempted to explore grunting and violence paired with video processes that are destructive to the images, and abrasive shaky camera shots, as a corrupt painting process. The sound composition draws from an obscure Japanese-Buddhist instrument and song structure, which was used for meditation practice. To me, this work is a sort of theatrical "Western" meditation experience.