• I am interested in monumental questions of human existence. I search out fraught and charged places and spaces, and in those spaces, I meditate on the affect and desire of the day-to-day. In searching out pure space, I work with post-minimalist, surrealist aesthetics and movements, and performance is for me, a fundamentally visual form. Steeped in philosophy and theory, and resonating with my way of being in the world, my body of work and practice spans moving and still image, performance, installation, and text.

    I work with performance as essential material in my art, how one might use paint, metal, or glass. While I use dance to press questions about contemporary living, the possibilities of what I might make are open. Like the work I do on the streets and sidewalks of cities as an artist and ethnographer I am intense in my search for pure space; for everything I reveal in my motivations and theories, I withhold much more.

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