InterTidal an installation at Portland Art Center

For the month of May I have an installation titled InterTidal at the Light and Sound Gallery of the Portland Art Center in Portland OR. The opening on 5/3 was well attended. I did a live performance on 5/11 flute, looping, voice over to accompany MortalTRIO. This is an excellent venue. Kelly and Gavin are very hardworking and truly committed to the artists they host. Below is a description. I have uploaded some images as well.


15 minute loop

multiple channel digital video

electro-acoustic sound design



This installation is born from a mix of influences; the seasons, seashore environments, moon cycles, cycles of my mental states, cycle of the day, suburban existence, monotony of daily tasks, isolation.

In the cycle of the large screen projection, the material for the video was gathered during the workweek during my time “on shift” (being a chauffer for my children, running errands, etc.), and during my time “off shift” (night time). The small screen images document places of habitude in and around the home that are forgotten in the hustle-bustle of everyday life (much like tide pools during high tide) that seem more exposed and strangely expectant without any human presence. The audio is derived from the sync sound of the video taping process. Its processing is largely a result of manipulations of the associated video clips. In the case of the small screen projections (4 of six) the audio is also derived from sync sound and presented in an intimate ensemble format.

About DHeila

I am a copy editor at Best Ever Edit (please visit my page at and a songwriter/composer. My creative efforts are chronicled (sporadically) at
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