BROKEN SOLAR is a meditation on natural resources, human-built environments, and the aesthetics of renewable energy. Recently begun (and ongoing), the project includes video, painting, and sound works that implement fractured combinations of solar cells, converting light into energy. Using the waste from solar installation as material, the video-in-progress makes use of discarded pieces of broken solar cells, reconstituting and recombining solar fragments into warped grids.
BROKEN SOLAR also includes a series of paintings of photovoltaic surfaces. Each painting studies the solar cell as a formal device, and reiterates modular layouts and translations of space, light, and electricity.
BROKEN SOLAR is fueled by a certain urgency. At its core, the question of how to sustain life on Earth at a moment of environmental crisis.