Photo / Installation
SENSUALITY OF FORM
BAIT FOR LIGHTING
oil, watercolor, intaglio
A series based on memory, loss, and the New Mexican landscape
TRASH CAN BAPTISM
As part of Fantasia 2014, performed and co-designed by Alicia Ordal. Standing in trash cans filled with water, we baptized participants with the water from our can and read them the quote by Tristan Tzara : "the bloody baggage of creatures made flesh in physical legends-lives." Once baptized participants were given Mardi Gras Pearls and a marshmallow to add to the communal mound. Out of Fantasia 2014's theme of boredom with public space and excess commodity, we asked viewers to be reborn in trash and to transform their space.
Remote durational performance for the Biennial of the Americas 2015 in conjunction with Performance Art Now and Redline Denver. Based on a text Different Directions: Potentials of an Autobiographical Space by Alison Oddey, I created a space to explore the multi-layered and fragmented experience of live autobiographical moments. During my hour-long performance I instigated moments for myself that allowed me to perform and try to visually document my life at that particular moment as I shift between private, public and unconscious selves and their experiences of constructing meaning. I performed remotely via Skype, presenting live on a monitor screen at the Biennial, to create a non-prerecorded living image. This is to address the digital aspect of contemporary self-representation and the problematics of authenticity, fragmentation of body and presence.