Cat Clifford's new show at Howard House is the product of a mind on fire. She's back from a summer road trip to rural haunts with a barrage of cut drawings, videos shot with devices ranging from digital to Super 8, animated drawings, and pinhole photographs. Often, she acts out imitations of what she finds—a piece of driftwood, an oil derrick, an overturned easy chair in an abandoned house. She mimics these things like she's practicing to become them. (Howard House, 604 Second Ave, 256-6399. 10:30 am–5 pm, free.)