• Equally a contemporary artist and an ethnographer, I am interested in what I think of as 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.

    I am particularly interested in what I think of as post-minimalist, process-driven, surrealist aesthetics and movements, and performance is, for me, fundamentally a visual form. Surrounded in philosophy and theory, and resonating with my way of being in the world, my work at present spans moving image, still image, and conceptual sculpture. Text and theory spins through all my practices.

    I consider performance a material in my work, how I might use glass or metal. I use performatives, places, and spaces to press questions about contemporary living and the possibilities of what I might make are open.

    I am intense in my searching out of the electricity of life; for everything I reveal in my motivations and theories, I withhold much more.

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