Artist statement

Artist statement

I am a voyeur of my own body.

I experience my memories and physical state of being from the perspective of an outsider. Drawing from this dissociative state, my work subverts coherency and comfort within found objects and everyday actions. Through negotiating this interplay, the interplay between comfort and discomfort, I seek to deconstruct the commonplace and expose the threatening within the mundane.

I exploit the ordinary. Routines are markers of identity - markers of experience. Bathing is a rite of cleansing: we bathe in our memories; we bathe in our residue; we bathe in our bodies. With my performance work, I use my body as a medium to transform daily rituals into fractured scenarios that challenge viewers to interrogate their own daily preparations. Through this intensive dissection, the familiar in found objects and experience is replaced with the uncanny - certainty is replaced with doubt. Through this questioning, I disassemble structures of home, comfort, and identity.