I am an artist, writer, curator and culture worker whose visual practice consists primarily of installation, painting, collaborative social practice, performance and video. My work spans a variety of topics and generally consists of a fluctuating rotation of 3-5 projects. These currently include a focus on developing my autoethnographic writing practice, the presumed neutrality of intestines, “going up the down escalator” as a metaphor for the digestive tract and soup as a stand-in for complex and often fragile systems of care.
The link between these different projects is an interest in the power of multitudes and accumulation, specifically, how stuff deemed “extra”—whether that be the politicized body, the unwanted or the easily forgotten— moves, seeps, multiplies, organizes, defies, conforms or combines within established environments. Sometimes this looks like physical collections of everyday materials, while at other times it resembles tiny rebellions in the form of objects, people or substances breaking free from real or imagined barriers. At the core of my practice lies my fascination with transition through collective movement and weaving interconnected narratives using the language of collections and repetition.
I am grateful to live, work and create on land that is now called Kitchener, Ontario, which is situated on the Haldimand Tract on the traditional territory of the Attawandaron (Neutral), Anishnaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples.