erica
molesworth
New Earth,
2018

YBCA Fellows Project, 2018

Silicon Landscapes,
2016-17

Install Views, 2016-17

Place Positions, 2015

Place Positions II, 2015

Tree Skype, 2014

Lights Camera Action, 2014

200 ft., 2013

I Wish to Communicate With You/Signals Not Understood, 2013

Just passing through, 2012

Divining, 2011

A collaborative project by Erica Molesworth, Anne Albagli, and Johanna Hoffman for Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in June 2018. The Truth Lies... is a 3-channel video, sound, and sculptural seating installation that reveals the layers of the landscape, construction and climate alteration in the SOMA area of San Francisco. It addresses the layering of geologic time within landscapes, intertwined with the history and impact of human lives within the environment. The image and audio components fracture, interrupt, disintegrate into one another, revealing the disjointed ways in which we come to understand the complex truth of a site.

View photo documentation as well as a 3-minute trailer for the project below. 3 channels of 4K video converted to single-channel HD. Total running time is 11:37min.
Many thanks to YBCA, SAMMAY Dizon (URBAN x INDIGENOUS), Heidi Quante (The Bureau of Linguistical Reality), Doris Sloan (UC Berkeley), and the San Francisco History Center at San Francisco Public Library.

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