Hits of Sunshine

At the invitation of artist Andrea Zittel, the Hits of Sunshine project brought together five multi-talented artists for a residency in Joshua Tree, California at High Desert Test Sites.  We lived in the desert, meditated on its sites and sounds, and created a one-time only performance focused on percussion and rhythm.  

The group was led by drummer/composer/entomologist Lisa Schonberg (of Secret Drum BandstlsExplode into Colors) and drummer/fashion designer Heather Treadway (of Secret Drum BandExplode into ColorsHeather Treadway Fashions).  The group also included sonic explorer/musician Allan Wilson (of Chk!Chk!Chk!), musician/visual artist Tara Jane Oneil and video/film/projection-loving me.  Portland filmmaker/photographer Jodi Darby also came to Joshua Tree to document the performance.  

My collaborators spent four weeks in Joshua Tree, and I met them during the final week of the residency to respond to their sounds with a new video projection piece designed for their performance. I was at High Desert Test Sites from October 27 - November 3, 2012.  The site-specific performance took place on Saturday, Novemeber 3, 2012.  People who know my work know I am interested in rhythmic editing, patterns, and repetition.  This was pretty dreamy to be able to work with drummers and sound folks on a project in such a magical location.

Hits of Sunshine documentary created by Jodi Darby