In my practice I am often confronting names, lands, and words. People’s choices are based on inherited judgements and cultures. When asking participants to name objects, or the meaning of an action, their choice of words can reveal the influences of their background and identity. I am interested in the specificity of communication.
Through participatory performance, the work engages a series of tasks involving the ambiguity of bearing witness, dialogue and misunderstanding. I am drawn to that which is the same, but slightly different, which are therefore completely different. In doing so, I am exploring the individual judgement that occurs in a collective space. Conversation between private action, public action, and invisible protest are investigated and placed under pressure. At times these works manifest physical traces of meaning, and the potential of underlying evidence are brought to the surface.
Throughout the practice, I react to the present situation and continue to dismantle and reanalyze.