Welcome To Jungle Florida

2-Channel Video Installation
12:02 minutes
2018
On this dual-screen installation, I examine the “Florida Man,” an Internet meme linking news stories and articles about unusual or strange crimes or events occurring in Florida, often with a “Florida Man” as the primary subject. One particular news story “Florida man dies after winning roach-eating contest” becomes the kernel to investigate the mythology and cultural landscape of Florida. Just how much human agency does the “Florida Man” have? In looking at the “Florida Man,” the piece queries larger questions surrounding human agency in connection to race, identity, and the environment.

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