Ka Bhasha, 2012
Exhibited in The Material Calls, Hedreen Gallery, Seattle University, Seattle, WA
A collaborative work. Reza Safavi, Garric Simonsen and Nickolus Meisel have come together to make a work about James Washington. In this Sculpture we have brought together an appropriated video of Mr. Washington descending the stairs into his studio. This video has been manipulated to depict his escort, a ghost, who turns a light on at the bottom of the stairs. This light triggers an analog sensor that switches on the physical lamp of the sculpture while triggering audio collected by Garric Simonsen and Nik Meisel while on residence at the James Washington House. Audio examples include birds, jets, street sounds, Mr. Washington laughing, Mr. Washington speaking and Nik trying to communicate with the birds through whistles.