Tom Sachs connects the work of sculptors featured in the Nasher Sculpture Center's permanent collection to Tea Ceremony, his large-scale installation at the museum. I directed and produced this video, which includes an improvised score by percussionist Beth Dodds. Cesar Velasco is the cinematographer and editor.



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Cut In

was a 15-week new music series, airing on Thursdays during the Texas Standard's News Roundup and heard on NPR members stations in Dallas, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, and in other cities across Texas. Amid scarcity of local music coverage on public radio news stations with arts reporters, the goal was to impose on the headlines short audio recommendation essays featuring artists from or tied to Texas. NPR urges member stations to "sound more like America," and this series was both a playful answer to that call and a way to employ surprise within the newsmagazine format. These artist-to-audience introductions took different forms: career retrospectives pegged to new releases, like this segment on Leanne Macomber (Young Ejecta, Neon Indian); features on songs that process experience relevant to locale and current social and political climate, like rapper Buffalo Black's take-back of patriotic symbols from anti-Black powers; and a documentation of places in the state, like this ender on Amarillo's Hayden Pedigo ahead of his live score at Dallas Video Fest.

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Think

with

Krys Boyd

on KERA 90.1, Dallas’ NPR station

THE LIMITS OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

featuring Michael Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College; Mothers Against Police Brutality co-founder Sara Mokuria; and Nicole Stockdale, deputy editorial page editor of The Dallas Morning News.


BEING TRANSGENDER IN NORTH TEXAS

featuring North Texas Youth Connection case manager Renee Baker; electronics engineer and artist Liz Larsen; and Carter Brown, Founder and Executive Director of Black Transmen, Inc.

CINDY SHERMAN: SELFIES IN ART AND LIFE

featuring Gabriel Ritter, curator at the Dallas Museum of Art which is currently exhibiting the career retrospective Cindy Sherman; Erin K. Freeman, who studies narcissism and peer assessment at the University of Dallas; and Jordan Frith, who focuses on social media and location and image-based apps like Instagram at the University of North Texas.

MAKING A WAR CORRESPONDENT

featuring NPR’s Kelly McEvers.