Embodying Thoreau (2005) – 6 min. video

Produced for the Fairmount Park Art to celebrate public art installed in Pennypack Park in Philadelphia. The project, designed by sculptor Ed Levine,drew on the writings and thoughts of Henry David Thoreau. My ambition was to identify the poetics of Levine’s spaces and to translate them into cinema, making a video that would serve as a demonstration of the power of public art to provoke and enlighten. The video examines the philosophical, material, visual, and semantic character of the project, employs Thoreau’s language in inventive ways, and uses interesting visual strategies for talking about the issues of inside and outside, form and function, seeing and being that animate the work.