My practice draws parallels between mediums of performance and the socio-cultural dynamics of institutional space. I observe and research typologies which uphold constructs of order and hierarchy in Western society, such as airport security, platforms for public speech or the suburban household. Qualities which dictate public behaviors are amplified and translated into tropes of performance, such as theater, music and choreography.
My formal training in Architecture affords me an understanding of the elemental forms and thought processes inherent in the construction of public space. As an artist, I reverse engineer this process by breaking them down into their foundational components. Components such as legal regulations, spatial distributions and social behaviors are used to generate live performances, sets, scripts and plans. The work uses the earnest aesthetics and rules of the establishment to generate absurd, humorous or chaotic outcomes, which reveal and present into question the structural underpinnings of public space.
The notion of the public image drives key thought processes behind my work. It is a phrasing which implies the existence of a private backstage process. In presenting the work, I deploy elaborate stage cues, choreographic scripts and evidence of rehearsal to parse out the thin threshold between public image and private life.