Character Recognition - Harms Woods

digital prints, video performance

60" x 36," video durations variable


The Character Recognition Series considers the landscape as a literal document. I begin on site, taking digital images of the landscape. I then turn these images into pdfs. Using Optical Character Recognition software, I search for text within these images. These texts then serve as a score for onsite video performances. Harms Woods is an area of urban recreation at the edge of the city of Chicago. It is the site of an effective native habitat rehabilitation plan.


2013-2014, Tracing Affinities, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago IL