Artist Statement

M work thrives in a collaborative laboratory of relationships committed to rigorous experimentation- to the belief that public art and life are not fixed. The temporary has a philosophical currency that excites me deeply. I am obsessed with our perceptions of what we are when we are alone vs. what we are when we are together. In my work, I try to reassess my views of what family is, offering other frequencies and mind spaces for us to communicate in. I do this by having dialogue with places and collaborating with neighbors, communities and art forms, then I transpose these conversations onto living bodies and into a precarious installation atmosphere and state. Drawing on what I've experienced as essential ingredients of family- adventure, complexity, nakedness, ritual and loss-I offer the public doors into alternate homes conceived as interior events and exterior eruptions, positive and negative, without opposing context. My intention is to offer a lens of the expanding universe inside us, to find our explicit nature before being told what we think we are. Social performance belongs to a place and a people, relying on the transference from one body to another, a symbol of sorts, a lost democracy. Encounter of the audience is unregulated. I don’t expect people to follow us for hours. I recognize the endurance ritual here. We touched each other for a moment. Through this endeavor for liberation I invite the public to become a collaborator, and family. My work is a rigorously crafted group experience that asks how far can we go together, in a world that feels like it's wrestling us apart.