(in collaboration with Jon Beasley)
Starkeeper, a video companion to Beekeeper, replaces the beekeeper with an astronaut. Each figure’s uniforms and process of transformation are similar, creating connective tissues between the two works. Where the beekeeper transforms into a sea of star-like pixels, the astronaut in Starkeeper emerges from a white, cloudy void to become a solid. A sea of stars is reflected in its visor. The viewer’s perspective then flips to reveal the star field that was reflected, effectively displacing the astronaut’s body.