My work concerns itself with how we collectively construct culture, identity and ideology and how these positions get expressed through visual culture and historical narratives. I respond to these conditions through experimental forms of performance and object installation often responding to culturally loaded materials and social contexts. I often utilize the visual methods of consumer media, protest and art historical tropes to address issues of political speech, visibility, difference and the act of looking itself. Behind much of this work is an attempt to engage radical forms of empathy, self awareness and social critique.
I’m interested in the chain of signification that takes place within the process of identifying bodies and objects in space. Through much of my work, I address the ways in which bodies, objects and spaces each perform to inform how we relate to each other and ourselves. Art is where materiality, history and lived experience rub together and where memory, perception and language coalesce to form new meaning. This space of potentiality is what motivates me to create.