The Comic Sans Video (2018, 8:00, found footage)
The Comic Sans Video is a “desktop cinema” essay on the ways in which taste is determined by race, class, gender. Provoked by the Twitter response to the Eric Garner “I Can’t Breathe” t-shirt design, the video draws in equal parts on the theoretical writings of Pierre Bourdieu and conversations with two colleagues and my mother to reflect on both the public discourse and my own aesthetic prejudices.
"The Comic Sans Video" was first presented in two different versions, including a live performance of the voiceover and each mouse click, as part of a 2018 East Coast tour. It is currently being converted into a fully recorded version for festival exhibition.