ALL THE THINGS I CAN CARRY / 2017
For this temporary site-specific installation in a warehouse I recorded my process by strapping a camera onto the found objects as I carried them from the first to second floor recording onto the final piece. Considering my own bodily relationship with everyday objects and the viewpoint of the object as I interact with it.
BOX JUMP / 30 MINUTE DURATION / MAKE MAKING WORK, WORK / MINT SATELLITE. ATLANTA, GA / OCTOBER 2015
Box Jump is an experimental performance that tests physical limitations and endurance of both contained body and its container. Actions of breaking and mending are repeated over a predetermined period of time, generating a self contained routine. The actions within the performance attempt to identify fundamental, but often obscured relationships between body and disposable object.
POTENTIALLY USEFUL / 5 DAY DURATION, TWICE DAILY INTERACTIONS / ERNEST G WELCH GALLERY. ATLANTA, GA / MAY 2015
Potentially Useful is a maintenance performance in the categorization and displacement of discarded materials. Remnants were swept from the artist's 6th floor studio, down the stairwell, to the first floor gallery. The resulting pile was aesthetically organized each evening for five days and swept back to a pile the each of the following mornings. The actions within the performance point to the potential arbitrary nature of the categorization of objects by their human function while exercising material presence and absence.
Potentially Useful as a performance originated as an isolated practice of organizing and slowly taking away material.
EXERCISE IN ISOLATED CUSHIONING / 16 MINUTE DURATION / ERNEST G WELCH GALLERY. ATLANTA, GA / MAY 2015
Exercise in Isolated Cushioning is an improvisational performance that examines the relationship between the artist’s body, disposable object, and the gallery space. During its resting state the hand-sewn bubble-wrap form sits within a taped boundary. Object and body simultaneously transform into a single entity over the duration of the performance. Intermittent periods of movement and rest direct a parallel narrative for artist and viewer, exposing interior and exterior perceptions of space.