J. Louise Makary

Video artist J. Louise Makary began her residency with the kernel of an idea: she was interested in documenting the relationship between chaos and control in the yard. After witnessing the workers at Revolution Recovery approach the everyday challenge of taming the clouds of dust at the facility, Makary chose the dust as the protagonist of her piece, each dust particle representing the tiniest trace of the towering piles of waste.  Working with director of photography Paul Hinson, Makary documented daily operations at Revolution Recovery and shot a series of choreographed movements performed by dancers in machine-generated dust clouds, contrasting the enormous scale of the waste piles with the intimacy of small human dramas.