This video was installed at Central Booking in Brooklyn, New York in 2015.
In Housing Crisis (2011), the artist transforms, warps, and disrupts aerial images from Google Satellite. The images show upper-middle class mansions in affluent suburban areas in the Midwest, strip malls, indoor shopping malls, and lifestyle centers. Through the processes of digital warping, melting, and fragmenting, the facades of the homes become uncanny anthropomorphized faces. The audio includes fragmented segments from orchestral compositions by Toru Takemitsu.
The artist created large digital prints (90″ x 44″) of reconfigured screenshots of Google aerial views created in the process of making Housing Crisis. As each print contains a mirror image of itself, each image casts the idea of duality – body and mind, two halves of a brain, the id and the ego. The artist questions the relationship of personal identity with the personal and physical landscapes in which it expresses itself.