Keep Your Ear to the Ground

Keep Your Ear to the Ground explores our relationship to place, specifically the Home site, through a narrative that maneuvers between senses of rootedness and uprootedness. This is achieved by bringing two disparate sources into dialogue. Narrative from Samuel Beckett’s late play Ohio Impromptu is displaced and re-situated within the visual spectacle of the turn of the century experimental film installation, the Cinéorama. Certain elements of Beckett’s text are transplanted and re-imagined as they are absorbed into the context of the Cinéorama. Examining these two texts alongside one another is a study in the tension that arises between the common impulse to wander and the simultaneous attachment to a place. Re-situating the play’s narrative relocates the desire of its narrator, embedding it within the notion of Home and, more intimately, to the land itself.

Keep Your Ear to the Ground

Keep Your Ear to the Ground

Documentation (cut paper theater)

Keep Your Ear to the Ground explores our relationship to place, specifically the Home site, through a narrative that maneuvers between senses of rootedness and uprootedness. This is achieved by bringing two disparate sources into dialogue. Narrative from Samuel Beckett’s late play Ohio Impromptu is displaced and re-situated within the visual spectacle of the turn of the century experimental film installation, the Cinéorama. Certain elements of Beckett’s text are transplanted and re-imagined as they are absorbed into the context of the Cinéorama. Examining these two texts alongside one another is a study in the tension that arises between the common impulse to wander and the simultaneous attachment to a place. Re-situating the play’s narrative relocates the desire of its narrator, embedding it within the notion of Home and, more intimately, to the land itself.

Keep Your Ear to the Ground

Keep Your Ear to the Ground

Production Documentation (sound recording)

Keep Your Ear to the Ground explores our relationship to place, specifically the Home site, through a narrative that maneuvers between senses of rootedness and uprootedness. This is achieved by bringing two disparate sources into dialogue. Narrative from Samuel Beckett’s late play Ohio Impromptu is displaced and re-situated within the visual spectacle of the turn of the century experimental film installation, the Cinéorama. Certain elements of Beckett’s text are transplanted and re-imagined as they are absorbed into the context of the Cinéorama. Examining these two texts alongside one another is a study in the tension that arises between the common impulse to wander and the simultaneous attachment to a place. Re-situating the play’s narrative relocates the desire of its narrator, embedding it within the notion of Home and, more intimately, to the land itself.

Keep Your Ear to the Ground

Keep Your Ear to the Ground

Production Documentation (aerial map for balloon liftoff)

Keep Your Ear to the Ground explores our relationship to place, specifically the Home site, through a narrative that maneuvers between senses of rootedness and uprootedness. This is achieved by bringing two disparate sources into dialogue. Narrative from Samuel Beckett’s late play Ohio Impromptu is displaced and re-situated within the visual spectacle of the turn of the century experimental film installation, the Cinéorama. Certain elements of Beckett’s text are transplanted and re-imagined as they are absorbed into the context of the Cinéorama. Examining these two texts alongside one another is a study in the tension that arises between the common impulse to wander and the simultaneous attachment to a place. Re-situating the play’s narrative relocates the desire of its narrator, embedding it within the notion of Home and, more intimately, to the land itself.

Keep Your Ear to the Ground

Keep Your Ear to the Ground

Production Documentation (Polaroids filmed during development)

Keep Your Ear to the Ground explores our relationship to place, specifically the Home site, through a narrative that maneuvers between senses of rootedness and uprootedness. This is achieved by bringing two disparate sources into dialogue. Narrative from Samuel Beckett’s late play Ohio Impromptu is displaced and re-situated within the visual spectacle of the turn of the century experimental film installation, the Cinéorama. Certain elements of Beckett’s text are transplanted and re-imagined as they are absorbed into the context of the Cinéorama. Examining these two texts alongside one another is a study in the tension that arises between the common impulse to wander and the simultaneous attachment to a place. Re-situating the play’s narrative relocates the desire of its narrator, embedding it within the notion of Home and, more intimately, to the land itself.

Keep Your Ear to the Ground

Keep Your Ear to the Ground

Site-Specific Installation, Historic Pemberville Opera House, 2008

Keep Your Ear to the Ground explores our relationship to place, specifically the Home site, through a narrative that maneuvers between senses of rootedness and uprootedness. This is achieved by bringing two disparate sources into dialogue. Narrative from Samuel Beckett’s late play Ohio Impromptu is displaced and re-situated within the visual spectacle of the turn of the century experimental film installation, the Cinéorama. Certain elements of Beckett’s text are transplanted and re-imagined as they are absorbed into the context of the Cinéorama. Examining these two texts alongside one another is a study in the tension that arises between the common impulse to wander and the simultaneous attachment to a place. Re-situating the play’s narrative relocates the desire of its narrator, embedding it within the notion of Home and, more intimately, to the land itself.

Keep Your Ear to the Ground

Keep Your Ear to the Ground

Installation Documentation

Keep Your Ear to the Ground explores our relationship to place, specifically the Home site, through a narrative that maneuvers between senses of rootedness and uprootedness. This is achieved by bringing two disparate sources into dialogue. Narrative from Samuel Beckett’s late play Ohio Impromptu is displaced and re-situated within the visual spectacle of the turn of the century experimental film installation, the Cinéorama. Certain elements of Beckett’s text are transplanted and re-imagined as they are absorbed into the context of the Cinéorama. Examining these two texts alongside one another is a study in the tension that arises between the common impulse to wander and the simultaneous attachment to a place. Re-situating the play’s narrative relocates the desire of its narrator, embedding it within the notion of Home and, more intimately, to the land itself.

Keep Your Ear to the Ground

Keep Your Ear to the Ground

Installation Documentation

Keep Your Ear to the Ground explores our relationship to place, specifically the Home site, through a narrative that maneuvers between senses of rootedness and uprootedness. This is achieved by bringing two disparate sources into dialogue. Narrative from Samuel Beckett’s late play Ohio Impromptu is displaced and re-situated within the visual spectacle of the turn of the century experimental film installation, the Cinéorama. Certain elements of Beckett’s text are transplanted and re-imagined as they are absorbed into the context of the Cinéorama. Examining these two texts alongside one another is a study in the tension that arises between the common impulse to wander and the simultaneous attachment to a place. Re-situating the play’s narrative relocates the desire of its narrator, embedding it within the notion of Home and, more intimately, to the land itself.

Keep Your Ear to the Ground

Keep Your Ear to the Ground

Installation Documentation

Keep Your Ear to the Ground explores our relationship to place, specifically the Home site, through a narrative that maneuvers between senses of rootedness and uprootedness. This is achieved by bringing two disparate sources into dialogue. Narrative from Samuel Beckett’s late play Ohio Impromptu is displaced and re-situated within the visual spectacle of the turn of the century experimental film installation, the Cinéorama. Certain elements of Beckett’s text are transplanted and re-imagined as they are absorbed into the context of the Cinéorama. Examining these two texts alongside one another is a study in the tension that arises between the common impulse to wander and the simultaneous attachment to a place. Re-situating the play’s narrative relocates the desire of its narrator, embedding it within the notion of Home and, more intimately, to the land itself.

Keep Your Ear to the Ground

Keep Your Ear to the Ground

Video Stills

Keep Your Ear to the Ground explores our relationship to place, specifically the Home site, through a narrative that maneuvers between senses of rootedness and uprootedness. This is achieved by bringing two disparate sources into dialogue. Narrative from Samuel Beckett’s late play Ohio Impromptu is displaced and re-situated within the visual spectacle of the turn of the century experimental film installation, the Cinéorama. Certain elements of Beckett’s text are transplanted and re-imagined as they are absorbed into the context of the Cinéorama. Examining these two texts alongside one another is a study in the tension that arises between the common impulse to wander and the simultaneous attachment to a place. Re-situating the play’s narrative relocates the desire of its narrator, embedding it within the notion of Home and, more intimately, to the land itself.