Turning the tools of handheld media inside out, my work is an active resistance to the flatness of information consumption and the homogenization of identity. In my multimedia performances and installations, I restage digital productions as complex, embodied processes, wherein surfaces and screens are always multidimensional and expansive. I playfully and obsessively examine how the body, language, and technology interact in elaborate feedback loops that constantly redefine selfhood. I pursue the liberatory potential in disrupting or rerouting these interactions towards less oppressive psychic impulses.
As a sprawling collage, I sample tropes and trash from history, myth, current events, pop culture, my family, and the Internet. I remap this collective media debris into immersive events that incorporate short videos, 3D simulations, songs, and sculptures. Combining personal artifacts, like a video of my mother’s hands, with fragmented reworkings of popular love songs, distorted digital faces, and texts extracted from sources like online mattress reviews and software service agreements, my lush and monstrous multimedia works transform the hypermediated into sensuous and emotionally urgent experiences.
Every aspect of my process challenges or complicates the boundary between the mediated and the immediate. I believe that abstracting, exaggerating, and physically reorienting how we use media technologies can reveal and affirm our agency in how we define ourselves in collaboration with them. In my work, layers of experimentation and repurposing media highlight moments of slippage, as unstable bodies, materials, and texts rally a deep fundamental longing for connection. Structurally and emotionally, my works reflect and enact the struggle of an embodied self to be recognized, known, wanted, while at the same time being free, irreducible, always changing.