BUTCH LOCOMOTION- PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION
BEHAVIORAL SEMIOTIC INVESTIGATION
Click below image to see selected works from the Butch Locomotion project.
GLASS PLATES | MULTIMEDIA
The following projects represent ongoing technical investigation and development of combining photographic transfer processes with drawing and painting, through exploration of various conceptual interests. Works are created on glass, acrylic, plastic sheeting. The medium chosen based on associations of fragility, reflection, destruction, and resilience.
The photographic series "365" depicts a nude butch female putting on a binder: a tight vest used to conceal female breasts and give the wearer a masculine appearance.
The difficulty of putting on a binder is evident in "365", as the curves of the butch's body appear to fight against the force of the restrictive garment. Though the images illustrate a process of restraint and confinement, the motion captured by long exposure photography makes the process seem lyrical, like a dance.
HAPPY EVER AFTER | GROUP INSTALLATION
For this project I worked with two other American artists, a Japanese artist, a Vietnamese artist, and a Mexican artist to create a four projection installation exhibition to address the cross-cultural use of selective family photography and film as a tool to manipulate perception of histories and memory.
The gallery, entered through a gate in a white picket fence, was carpeted with fresh growing grass, transformed into a suburban back yard at twilight.
All artists submitted videos and photographs of their own spoiled birthdays, screaming carousel rides, as well as positive, posed images direct from the family sketchbook to be projected onto screens constructed of paper airplanes.
Viewers were invited to lie back in the grass and exist in a physical recreation of the mental space devoted to childhood memories, a space which exists between reality and embellishment.
30 day Investigation of Sound and Violence
When working at home, my father would sometimes keep me busy by giving me a hammer, a piece of plywood or 2x4, and a box of nails to hammer into it.
For Hammer Project, each day for 30 days, an object, and sometimes a type of projectile or puncturing tool, was selected to be hammered for 30 minutes with my father’s hammer.
Each pummeling was recorded with an audio recorder, as well as post-pummeling photography.