Paul Turano

My creative projects encompass a broad range of approaches to media making that include single channel film and video works, sound art, installation, and interactive web based and locative work. I use film and video as poetic tools for exploring the human condition, incorporating subjects as close as my back porch and as far away as the planet Mars. Often I employ autobiography, subjective reportage, and essay forms as strategies for examining the larger issues that both intrigue and challenge me. My work in new media, sound, and installation explore immersive opportunities to rethink both our use of technology, but also our anthropocentric solipsism. Not unlike the fine arts approach of painters or photographers, I often work in series organized by specific media forms and shared themes. Much of my work investigates the complex relationship we have with our environment – our human ecology – in both local and global ways.