WAV, 2018, multi-channel video installation.
WAV evokes the post-factual echo chamber of right-wing American news
media. The spectacle orchestrates a divisive pageantry of national
disasters and military operations through rhythmically-timed numeric
sequences, disruptive swells of white noise, and a theatrics of re-edited
news media footage. The affective forces of contemporary Americana
have been alternately contoured and distanced; an interplay of fear and
anaesthetization has been predicated on the anticipation of a near-future
catastrophe and the normalized tropes of vérité and Hollywood.