Vice President and Director
The Optics Division of the Metabolic Studio returns photography to its simplest technology, building its own tools and sourcing its own chemistry. The imagery stands apart from other contemporary photographs and evokes the expeditionary survey masterpieces of the American West made in the 1860’s and 1870’s at the time of the gold and silver rush, which is a subject of the Metabolic Studio’s inquiry.
The Sonic Division of the Metabolic Studio uses sound as energy to remediate brownfields, turning a silo on the edge of the Owens Dry Lake Bed into a musical instrument that plays itself — and reconnecting this industrial ruin with the city of Los Angeles, 240 miles away, through sound. The Sonic Division plays, like sirens to shipwrecked sailors, weekly and filters that sound through the silos that sit on the lake 240 miles away.