From capturing experiences and places in my early and mid-twenties I went on to capture behavior of people in groups in public spaces in NYC. I am interested in learning about the culture of groups, norms and aberrations, how people feel and navigate through together through informal rules and assumptions. How do people’s lived experiences shape their thoughts and behaviors. How can we experience these together?
This work engages in spaces with the ideals, politics, and objects of other people. It is sanctioned by ordinary people, small groups of artists, and alternative spaces who may have participated in the work, and who recognize the value of it. This work is set in real life, rejecting the conventions of staged theater. It can get messy.
The form that this work is presented in follows content. People discover group dynamics together by experiencing it through a participatory crowd performance, or encounter group session, or through window washing or singing together. So, this is not work made primarily for art exhibition spaces.
Working on a shoestring, and not following the high production values that the contemporary art market now demands, costs. These short lived projects are barely materialized, and there’s not a lot of institutional record. But it does represent ten years of a contemporary artist’s practice who is pulling against the art market. These projects propose a viable alternative to the prevailing art market system. I am not choosing to, and have not been making, gilded objects for a wealthy investor class.
Step into the future with me. If you would like to know more about a specific project on this website, or something that I have done that is not published here, please get in touch.