Soft Ground: Back to the Swamp Forest  Currently based in Los Angeles, Breanna was raised in the mountains of Southern Appalachia where the landscape has been endlessly worked by technologies of extraction. Left behind is a scarred, soft ground.

The cartographic images in her “Soft Grounds” series present bits as matter and landscapes as information through the manipulation of tools engineered to digitize physical conditions. These unearthed and unwrapped visions of the landscape present both a familiar softness and an uncomfortable awareness of geological violence.

Exhibited at Vellum, Los Angeles. Curated by Jesse Damiani and Sinziana Velicescu. 
digital image on Luma Canvas

skin suits (performance film releasing soon)  Skin Suits is a series of self portraits exploring the misuse of technological tools to highlight the softness of the human form. Through the manipulation of technologies engineered to digitize physical information, cartographic textures are stitched, draped, flattened, and animated.

This realtime motion capture performance explores the tensions between soft and hard, digital and physical, wrapped and unwrapped, information and flesh. 
film stills

skin suits (skin quilts) In exposing the misalignments between the machine gaze and the human gaze, craft is engaged as a lens specifically sensitive to materiality. Unwrapped skins are reanimated through the enmeshment of skin quilt and flesh body. 
motion portraits      
60 in x 60 in
hand sewn silk printed quilts