In Preservation’s infinitely scrolling scene, each tree is secured in an individual vitrine. They are sealed from the world and transformed into a golden object, an earthly material of great luxury. 

As climate change continues to ravage the planet, conservation of what we call “Nature” remains a central subject. In sequestering some spaces to “natural growth”, supposedly untouched from human intervention, while allowing other swaths of land to fall into ruin by way of material extraction, the false binary of Nature/Culture continues forth. Preservation presents both sides of this spectrum at once, provoking the viewer to reflect on our entanglement with what we call “Nature”.

Preservation was debuted with bitforms gallery in The Tree Of Life curated by Claudia Hart.

4K Video (color, sound)
6 min 13 sec loop
Dimensions variable

Music made in collaboration with Cory Zimmerman

Selected Exhibitions / Screenings
2020 bitforms Gallery, New York, NY

Intallation View