i am interested in non-commercial, non-proprietary, open source, community-organized, sustainable practices that promote vitality and viability through awareness and action.
i create durational, site-responsive interventions that involve a process of taking up residence within a place to fully engage with the location, its surroundings and every element within it. my exploration begins without parameters, allowing for the possible and impossible. while delving into the idiosyncratic elements of each space, assembling and disassembling, shifting, accumulating and rearranging material, subtle dynamics and possibilities are emphasized. all components are sourced on site and can include building materials, refuse and discarded objects, light sources, natural light and sound, as well as data, research materials and objects from collections and archives. drawings, paintings and prints created on site often accompany these interventions.
the tension created between viewer, art object and existing environment activates a contemplative timepiece; shifting our perspective between the tangible parts of the installation and the spaces around those parts, we uncover areas where hidden energies aggregate in varying and dynamic quantities. unseen or forgotten elements are full of potential for activation.
over time, through perception of the spatial tensions and contradictions within these subtle, often minimal environments, our sensitivity becomes intensified and our awareness stirred. through awareness, we can begin to understand the world around us: this empowers us to act. potential for agency and new opportunities become apparent as the inconspicuous moments that surround us are amplified, and the quiet sounds within our larger systems of operation may be sensed.