Distorted knowledge is essential to the very existence of the power and class dynamics in place. The control over information lies on the hands of those with access to technology that is able to compute it: the ones already in power and at the top of the economic rank. Media and technology provide the means with which to sustain this ignorance or trick people into believing otherwise. They are tools for increasing self-alienation and marginalization through a massive manipulation of affects. This relationship to information is found in representations of HIV/AIDS, which are populated by toxic associations. Autoimmune is a collaborative and interdisciplinary project that investigates the mediatic repercussions of HIV/AIDS, utilizing machine learning processes for generative video and sound. In the piece, a non-human entity speaks directly to the audience. It gains agency over data, distorting images from archives and animating archival figures to sing.


Made in collaboration with Douglas McCausland (music composition) and Ian Kirkpatrick (creative coding).


Autoimmune, MFA Thesis Exhibition, group exhibition, 2020
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU, East Lansing, MI
Stills from video.
Video / Installation (generative AI processes and 3D ambisonics sound)
10 minutes
Worked as
Writer, director, producer, editor