MONSTRATSIYA ARCHIVE FROSTING ON GLASS 2017 – 2018 Reappropriating absurdist Russian protest signs known as monstratsiya (-monstrations), the works call to loophole behaviors used to circumnavigate legal complications where illegibility and ‘invisibility’ are rendered as effective as direct action. Here, the act of archiving monstratsiya protest signs serves to document these ephemeral gestures and give them permanent […]Read more "Monstratsiya archive"
SOMETHING TO LOCATE YOURSELF WITH INSTALLATION APPROX. 5 X 5 FEET 2015 Carried out over the course of two weeks, Something to Locate Yourself With marks the distance from the La Fragua residency to my then-home in San Francisco, in an attempt to ground my dislocation within a new place. The mosaic reads, 5822 mi. from home.Read more "Something to locate yourself with"
ORIGIN OF THE WORLD GRAPHITE AND PEN ON PAPER 2014 Beginning with the phrase “origin of the world,” I trace the etymologies of each of these words through their histories. In a variety of early languages including Avestan, Proto-Germanic, Old Frisian, Old High German, Old Norse, and Proto-Indo-European, I investigate how far back these etymologies […]Read more "Origin of the world"
HOMICIDES FOR THE TONGUE GOLD LEAF ON HAND-CUT PAPER 2014 These necklaces, designed with simulation terra cotta gilding bole and gold leaf on hand-cut paper, represent a series of seven tongue twisters embodying the role of aggressor in a homicide against a gay and autistic teenager. Through preciousness and material allure, they attempt to narrate […]Read more "Homicides for the tongue"
I: FOUR ACTS OF AGGRESSION / FOUR ACTS AGAINST AGGRESSION MENDED VEHICLE GLASS, GOLD LEAF, MYLAR, AND ACETATE 2014 II: CIVIC/ACCORD VIDEO 2015 Four Acts represents a meditation on the pleasures and perils of violence and the forms that crime and aggression take. These are forms that I link to the imagined moment of impact when […]Read more "Four acts of aggression / four acts against aggression"