I Am Maneuvering With Difficulty
An ongoing project in which I borrow language and ideas from the International Code of Signals and various military manuals to explore and communicate feelings. The project began as a response to Fort Mason in San Francisco - a now defunct military base. The site led me to explore thoughts about protection and vulnerability, and the notion of a fortress.
Central to this project was the building of an escape raft within my family home. The raft was then used as a signaling platform in the bay at Fort Mason. A dual channel video documents both the building and sailing of the raft. Other elements of the project include hand-sewn signal flags made from abandoned clothing that were installed along the waterfront, and a book entitled "Relationships" - a collaboration with National Monument Press in 2017.