I use performance, puppetry, video and sculpture to navigate the complexities of human emotion through an autobiographical voice. My work relies on moments where circumstance, response and consequence begin to create structure.
My current performance work unites confessional storytelling with abstract objects meant to be worn and interact with the body. The objects I wear in my videos and performances are visually abstract. These costumes simultaneously veil my sex while exaggerating both masculine and feminine qualities of a new, created and monstrous body that is a combination of the sculpture and me.
The amalgamation of my narratives and objects are characters that are both relatable and abstract. The pathos of these characters manifest in two ways: I create stories, diaristic in nature that drift in and out of fiction and autobiography. These stories are presented alongside a character who is attempting to complete a task that is bound to fail. My second mode for developing a relatable character is to create situations where specific people, groups and/or communities can interact with my work. Using my relationship to particular communities and individuals as a point of departure, I employ video and performance to transform mundane actions into strange, yet relatable experiences. In doing so, my work uses humor and empathy to both, celebrate and critique a disruption of personal space through anthropomorphic sculpture, performance and videos that are visually and emotionally intense.