skate back and forth, circle audience while reciting the following text:small gestures. ghost of a feeling. phantoms of an unfulfilled desire. longing not for a childhood memory but its absence or the memory of an absence, a house on a cul-de-sac with no sidewalks, the protective saran wrap of motherly fear. the short distance of a driveway expands. inside circling. sometimes the doing is a question of possibility, and the constraints form a structure within which to observe. An experiment perhaps, the process of discovery, the domain of scientific inquiry.
Cognitive science, particle physics, systems theory, Eastern philosophy and personal history inform my practice, which explores how identity, memory, and meaning are constructed through relations and how they are experienced as material through performance, whether it is the orality of language or the embodiment of spirituality through ritual. Through the ephemeral I experience transformation and a dynamic ontology of the world from the perspective of the world.
My process involves acts of quiet obsession and mindful repetition. I find inspiration in what is often considered refuse, but which has acquired meaning through its connection to human life. In recent work, I create participatory situations that question the differentiation between viewer and viewed and provoke (re)constructions of identity and memory through participant experience and action.
I am interested in the space between people, between bodies and objects, and across systems of natureculture that articulate bodies, objects and environments. In this space, I move materials around—whether they be words, metal, electricity or my body—to make them more porous to the possibilities of meaning. I want meaning to flow through and between structures material and immaterial rather than be contained by them.