State Magic / 2016
''State Magic'' (work in progress) looks at state and nation forms of power through the lens of ritualistic behavior. A solitary flag moves through rays of light in a smoke filled, but otherwise empty building. As the camera switches between full view and close ups, it reveals human presence underneath the flowing fabric. As 'the flag' stumbles and dances in the space, it evokes visual parallels to shamanism, the occult, and religious ceremonies, obscuring and revealing a sense of cheap magic behind a ritual