ºWanuri’s question “what would you travel to more than your own safety?” relating to many things including border politics, relationships, different types of safety being physical or psychological ºjoy as a radical place
ºhopefulness, especially in times of struggle, *is* a struggle and requires diligence
Answers to a few questions posed about my studio practice, and some images of process:
- What materials do you use and why? How do you present or materialize your work?
- ºIn general I sculpt in concrete, metal, and sometimes paper, silk, and other materials. I also work in many time-based media including sound composition, video, choreographic explorations of movement and performance.
- What does your process look like?
- ºMy process varies wildly depending upon the work I am doing. This summer my process involves exploring one piece from several different media---- it was originally a performance captured on video, that I am now mining for stills to print on silk, and pulling out moments of video to project. My process is usually a lot more physical and material but right now involves a lot of digital editing as well. The project is called Life Saving and Water Safety, and I posted stills on my most recent blog entry (right below this one).
- What concepts are you currently exploring?
- I am currently exploring ways of looking at communication, intimacy, and the dynamics of support as expressed in physical gestures of holding. This concept began with a book by the same name, Life Saving and Water Safety published in the 1950s, about techniques to save swimmers needing assitance in various open water scenarios. I found the images of this book to be unusually beautiful and moving and somehow seemed like little slices of a potential love story, complete with tension, uncertainty, and moments of freedom and assurance. I wanted to explore the found images in layered ways by recreating them in performance, and interating that into videos and onto fabrics, to see what that looked and felt like.