i.d (2012)

for Two Performers and Tape

ca. 12 min.​

Remolded as First Impressions in 2017

Program Note

i.d is an experimental, mixed media sound installation that submerges the viewers in a kinetic disruption of the liminal boundaries between self and object. An inquiry into the enigma of discerning one's authentic personal identity within a chaotic surfeit of possibilities for self-expression, this installation reveals the rapidly evolving nature of post-postmodern individuality. This installation utilizes performance, kinetic sculpture, video art, and fixed sound data as well as noise processed by the thousand hand-made contact microphones set inside each of the paper cups,  to conjure up a transformative environment that poses the question: How does one develop authentic self-expression?This installation was first installed on February 13, 2012 at the Kunitachi College of Music, Tokyo. The piece uses 1,000+ disposable paper cups, which form a mutable sculpture that changes it's representation on a large scale. 

Past Performances

February 13, 2012 (World Premiere)


Kunitachi College of Music, Tokyo, Japan

Collaboration with students of Waseda University Dept. of Architecture

March 14, 2017 (US Premiere)

First Impressions

Meadow Studio at Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL

Collaboration with CV Peterson