I find celluloid film to be an intensely physical medium of limitless possibilities. In Pump I bring an awareness of this physicality, and a dedication to exploring the malleability of celluloid. The emphasis I place on the importance of exploration fosters new and exciting ways of seeing.
This being said, I have always worked to couple the aesthetic experimentation of my films with political and ethical goals. I have made the bicycle and its potential as a counter-cultural tool, as well as a new aesthetic perspective, the focus of my intentions. Pump is an experimental short that involved mounting a Super 8 camera to various parts of a fixed gear bicycle and riding around the city of San Francisco. Inspired by the city symphonies of Dziga Vertov, I have molded the urban energy of their compositions with a more visceral moving perspective. I believe the physicality of a bicycle offers a personal viewpoint that humanizes movement through industrial spaces and hybridizes traditions of hand-held and automotive camera movement.