First Assignment is a long-form video-performance. Throughout its production, the project has involved VIDEO, PERFORMANCE, INSTALLATION and WRITING surrounding my experiences as an embed at military bases in the US and Afghanistan over the last year and a half. The project also includes the artist's field book From JBAD, Lessons Learned (Les Figues Press). First Assignment has the grassroots support of artist communities and advocates.
Margaret Wertheim, Wendy Mason, Louisa K Conrad, Alice Clements, Adam Overton, Clay Chaplin, Sissy Boyd, Randy Smith, Audrey Chan, Jacquelyn Davis, Jean-Paul Leonard and Elana Mann, Teresa Carmody and Vanessa Place, Daniele Piccini and James Dolan, Northern Michigan Songwriters in the Round, Esther M. Palmer, Virginia Mouch, Margeret W Dahlberg, Kelly Coats, Aaron Drake, Sayre Gomez