[still from FIRST ASSIGNMENT]
FIRST ASSIGNMENT is a long-form video-performance generated out of my experiences as a media embed at military bases in the US and Afghanistan. Throughout its research and development, the project has involved VIDEO, PERFORMANCE, INSTALLATION and TEXT. The project includes the artist's field guide From JBAD, Lessons Learned (Les Figues Press). FIRST ASSIGNMENT has received the grassroots support of artist communities and advocates.
Margaret Wertheim, Wendy Mason, Louisa K Conrad, Alice Clements, Adam Overton, Clay Chaplin, Sissy Boyd, Randy Smith, Audrey Chan, Jacquelyn Davis, Jean-Paul Leonard and Elana Mann, Teresa Carmody and Vanessa Place, Daniele Piccini and James Dolan, Northern Michigan Songwriters in the Round, Esther M. Palmer, Virginia Mouch, Margeret W Dahlberg, Kelly Coats, Aaron Drake, Sayre Gomez