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Sunday, June 11, 2017

The year of Elemental - Homegrown Stories

As the year of Elemental continues, our third sound artist, Ng Chor Guan, chose the prompt Sense as his inspiration. Perception is defined as the ability to see, hear, or become aware of something through the senses. Using the prompt and Guan’s haunting soundtrack, we each created separate videos, yet both pieces share a number of visual themes. 

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Monday, March 20, 2017

The Year of the Elemental - Homegrown Stories Blog

This month we collaborated with GEORGE HIGGS, a sound artist/composer based in Dublin, Ireland. Using the umbrella prompt of Elemental, his light, yet haunting composition led LeAnn Erickson and myself to choose Dreaming as our sub-prompt.

THE YEAR OF THE ELEMENTAL - 



Tuesday, February 14, 2017

HOMEGROWN STORIES -- The Year of ELEMENTAL

During the 2017 calendar year, Sandy Dyas and LeAnn Erickson will be pushing the collaborative mission of Homegrown Stories by seeking out international artists to complete stand-alone sound art pieces that will be paired with their independently created video pieces.

Using the umbrella theme of Elemental, the collaborators will use a focused prompt as creative inspiration.  The goal of Elemental is to push the creative exploration of place and space through the development of a global collaborative effort.

The first Elemental collaboration was with the sound artist Lloyd Dunn

LLOYD DUNN IS A TAPE BEATLE AND SOUND ARTIST WHO CURRENTLY IS LIVING IN PRAGUE. 


Here is our first collaboration of the new year - 2017 -- Go to Homegrown Stories --

Using the title Elemental: Air as a creative prompt, Lloyd Dunn (Prague sound artist and co-founder of the Tape Beatles) completed a soundtrack independent of my completion of a video track. Combining the two resulted in lovely and haunting moments of serendipity.



Elemental: AIR is a collaborative work using an ominous sound track created by Lloyd Dunn, an artist and friend living in Prague. The footage was shot on the farm I grew up on in Eastern Iowa. This experimental, dark video was highly influenced by Dunn’s eerie sound track as well as my post-election mood.



Wednesday, August 31, 2016

MOVINGPOEMS.COM features RIVER √ČTUDE

I am honored to have my newest experimental video poem featured on MOVINGPOEMS.COM

RIVER √ČTUDE

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

YOKO ONO

"The only sound that exists to me is the sound of the mind." 

Yoko Ono, 1966

Monday, August 1, 2016

Color Field #2: The Elements

HOMEGROWN STORIES --- (click Title)
PLACE & SPACE 

 INVITED GUEST ARTIST -- COLIN IVES!
Homegrown Stories is an online media project that began June 2013 but is informed by over two decades of media work by the two collaborating artists LeAnn Erickson and Sandy Dyas.  Each of the artists has a deep commitment to the aesthetics of still photography as it applies to the moving image as well as an intellectual interest in questions of personal space, the act of storytelling and the primacy of place in shaping one’s world view.

Embracing a one-shot aesthetic, the project is designed as a ‘conversation’ between collaborators, with each new posting inspired by the previous post. Using ‘pocket’ technology, such as smart phones and point-and-shoot cameras, the project seeks to capitalize on the serendipitous results of spontaneous interaction with one’s environment.