2009 | Navigating the Bay

A rhizome has no beginning or end; it is always in the middle, between thing, interbeing, intermezzo…The middle is by no means an average; on the contrary, it is where things pick up speed. Between things does not designate a localizable relation direction, a transversal movement that sweeps on and the other away, a stream without beginning or end that undermines its banks and picks up speed in the middle.

Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari
A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia

…If we stick to our decision to start from the controversies about actors and agencies, then anything that does modify a state of affairs by making a difference is an actor–or, if it has not figuration yet, an actant. Thus, the questions to ask about any agent are simply the following: Does it make a difference in the course of some other agent’s action or not? Is there some trial that allows someone to detect this difference?

Bruno Latour, Reassembling the Social
Rhizome Score, 2008

Navigating the Bay was a site-specific sound and projection installation that explored the complex negotiations between natures and cultures in the San Francisco Bay. Five sound rhizomes and corresponding projections responded to sensor readings on location.

Navigating the Bay
San Francisco Art Institute Courtyard

Humans Rhizome, 2008
Machines Rhizome, 2008
Animals Rhizome, 2008
Elements Rhizome, 2008
Money Rhizome, 2008
Pattern Mix Early Study, 2007