Lessons From Trees was a 2013 solo exhibition at Virginia Commonwealth University. The show consisted of three elements: four long scroll drawings on the floor; 6 tiny portraits of trees; and a two channel sound installation filling the space and coming from four large speakers on the ground. Lessons From Trees was about what happens on the inside of bodies. It was about the way that I am the same as the tree, the tree is the same as the sound, and the sound is the same as the marks made. It was about the dissolving of barriers. (Scroll to the bottom of the page to play sound recording).
Lessons From Trees
Lean Into me
Lean Into Me was my MFA Thesis show at Yale in 2012. The show consisted of four elements: two huge, room-sized boxes filling the center of the gallery; a corner piece made of memory foam; a long, low wall sculpture; and a gallery wall with an embedded foam piece of the impression of a body. This show was about interpenetration and about bodies coming in and out of being separate.
When I Say I Love You
When I Say I Love You was a 2014 performance that is part of an ongoing collaboration with artist and close friend, Christhian Diaz. It was performed at the Whitney Museum as a part of Kevin Beasley’s Public Programs in Sonic Masses. The collaboration between Christhian and me explores questions about communication, language and love through the body and voice. (Scroll to the bottom of the page to play video).
When I Say I Love You
Whistling at The Wall Until it Becomes Everyhing and Me
This performance first happened in 2009 and continues to be repeated. It varies in length, usually around 20 minutes. In this performance I am trying to become one with the wall. The sound of the whistle penetrates the wall and my body. The whistle becomes solid and the wall and me become sound. We all dissolve into each other. It is about desire.
The Infinite Lovers
The Infinite Lovers is an ongoing project that is asking questions about the nature of love -- how love can dissolve the material and transform the nature of Things. The work, which takes the form of drawings and sculpture, is interested in the possibility that nothing Is singular or separate. It is investigating the idea of multiplicity and simultaneity in search of a realm beyond edges and beyond death. The project is interested in the material reality of love as well as the metaphysical, the psychic and the spiritual.
(merging) is a 2009 performance that was the first of an ongoing collaboration with artist and close friend, Christhian Diaz. It was a three and half hour performance at Cooper Union. In the performance, Christhian and I tried to merge our bodies into one. The collaboration between Christhian and me explores questions about communication, language and love through the body and voice. (Scroll to the bottom of the page to play video).