tracy is a multidisciplinary artist who works across platforms in art, photography & film. her practice is a research-based, project to project approach that embraces analog techniques & special effects from early cinema, & is often inspired by science, nature, & dance.
She often uses a black background (or dark field, in the case of microscopy) to create images that aim to redefine 'darkness' as something transcendent and connected to nature.
She worked as Creative Director for the band Arcade Fire, creating album artwork, videos and live experiential content for the albums Funeral and Neon Bible.
Her most recent project, Preservation is presented in four forms: an audiovisual live performance, a short film, a record, and an artists’ book.
Preservation is a collaboration with drummer/composer Tommy Crane that immerses the viewer in the mysteries of the natural world. In her experimental film and photography, Maurice creates a world of impressionistic vignettes using dance and dark field microscopy to investigate themes of connection, transformation, and reoccurring patterns found in nature. Drawing from Crane's background in jazz and improvisational music, the original music mirrors the film, using analog synthesizers and sampling to create dynamic, ambient soundscapes that center around live drumming. The LP of Crane’s score will be released with a bookwork in collaboration with graphic designer Frédérique Gagnon and singer-songwriter Juliana Daugherty, who contributes a collection of original poetry. The audiovisual live performance premiered at Lincoln Center Atrium, NY in 2017. The project will be released in it's entirety in 2019.