Through the perilous fight

through the perilous fight is part of an ongoing investigation of the construction of the American identity. The dual channel video is comprised of the artist’s interpretation of events chosen from a revolving list of randomly solicited information about sites that is ranked in a hierarchy of popularity. The result is an examination of contemporary America through the lens of popular culture, history, religion and tourism using rites, rituals and experiences whose meaning is emphasized and considered by way of sound, celebration, prayer and record.