As an interdisciplinary artist and writer who constructs installations and time-based visual narratives that memorialize obsessional lives, I draw inspiration from offbeat characters whose private manias become public fodder for tabloids and reality television. In my practice, I combine dolls, artificial figures, performing objects, and elaborate costumes to investigate contemporary forms of animism, death, sexuality, and addiction. I am fascinated by the negotiation of personal identity – a repetition of a repetition for which there is no original – in an ever-shifting landscape of technologies that can drastically alter and re-map the body.
“Attempt to Raise Hell”, Track 16’s 25th anniversary exhibition opened Saturday, November 16th from 7PM to 10PM. The exhibition featured 50 artists from Track 16’s past and present, including select dolls from the “(In)/Animate Objects” collection. The exhibition ran until Thursday December 26th, 2019.
Please join me at 8:30PM, Sunday November 10 + Monday, November 11 for REDCAT Studio, featuring new works and works-in-progress by Ironstone + Jordi, Kite, Jenna Moroni, Davia Spain, Kayla Tange, and Kristina Wong, which I guest curated with Sebastian Hernandez.
On Saturday September 7th, from 8PM-11PM, I will reclaim the fence at 6551 Hollywood Blvd for an installation of doll prints from the (In)/Animate Objects collection. Located on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the installation functions as a subvertisment for decay and the contagion of identity – a repetition of a repetition for which there is no original.