February 1, 2017 - February 28, 2015, 9649
I am is an interdisciplinary multimedia artist working in the combined genres of video,
sound, kinetic sculpture, and performance. I also sketch, draw and journal to keep my
eye to hand connection fresh, to catalogue ideas and images, and to keep some roots in
traditional methods of production.
In my practice of art, I hold several lines of inquiry in mind:
Can the elements of a work of art be as diverse as possible while still allowing the piece
to function as a whole?
How do the mechanisms of our perception determine our reality?
What is the relationship between art and reality, given the crucial role of perceptual
mechanisms in producing what we take to be reality?
How do our systems of belief and our media saturated environment distort and
transform what we perceive?
What is the relationship between art and democracy, historically and currently?
Why is the art world still so lacking in diversity and integration?
What place can ethics and mindfulness have in the practice of art?
My art is improvisational and explorative. I enjoy using compositional systems of loose
structures that can respond to chance and chaos. I also appreciate the way that humor
and play loosen our rigid reactions and assumptions, allowing us to reexperience reality
in unexpected and liberating ways.