I am a multiform conceptual artist working in performance, situation, conversation, publication, and installation. My work uses daily life as a site of deep research to address scales of intimacy: where patterns hold and break as group sizes expand. I began my work with a focus on the individual (The Bureau of Self-Recognition, 2011 – 2013), recently concluded a study of pairs (The Book of Everyday Instruction, 2015 – 2017), and am currently in-process with a project observing immediate families (Obligation To Others Holds Me In My Place, 2018 – 2020). I will continue to scale up gradually until I’m working at the scale of the metropolis.
My work investigates the potential of the everyday as a catalyst for intimacy. I’m captivated by the common denominators of the human experience: the things that people do always. I highlight the seemingly normal as a means of questioning its stability. Usually unnoticed acts serve as my primary method of production and inquiry. My work evokes the particular state of attention produced by being alone in public: the sudden sense of everything as fascinating, the strange anxiety between feeling invisible and suddenly becoming aware that you are seen. I study the depth of what is already at hand. My work is not seeking to invent, but to reveal.
I’ve done my best when, without telling you what to feel, I’m sure that you’ll feel something. This is my politic: the learning that comes from bursts of emotion, sudden evocation of memory, and the creation of souvenirs for an uncertain future. I believe in performance as participation, and installation as scrutiny.
The work represented on this site is from 2011 – 2018.