The Roosevelt Highway, 2017

Single channel video projection on three layers of sheer fabric with mono bass audio.

“The Roosevelt Highway” is found footage of olympic choreographed swimmers projected through large sheets of sheer black fabric, creating layered movements of torsos, arms, and legs in a synchronized kaleidoscope dance. The name Roosevelt Highway refers to Busby Berkeley, who in the 1930’s crashed and killed two people on what is now the California Highway 1. Berkeley was best known as a dance choreographer and director for large scale production Hollywood Musicals. Accompanying the visuals is a vocal track slowed to 1/27th of it’s pace, creating a low drone to guide the swimmers from surface to deep waters.