This shadow installation was created during a one-week artist residency, and is a meditation on our cultural disembodiment from the wisdom of the natural world. To me, this disconnection is linked to our limited/limiting views that keep us from accessing a greater expanse of human connection and interdependence. This piece could be expanded and installed in any number of windows of varying sizes and shapes.
2018. Cut card stock, halogen light, screen, window.
Shadow Puppetry performance and installation about the Great Portland Fire of 1866. In collaboration with Cecilia Ziko.
Shadow Puppetry performance and installation about the Great Portland Fire of 1866. In collaboration with Cecilia Ziko (who created these broadsides).
Ongoing participatory performance that serves as an exercise in bravery and community care.
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This site-specific installation was created for a closing gathering I hosted in my cabin on the last night of a two-week residency. I spent my time at the residency creating visual elements culturally associated with parties (invitations, garlands, decor) then invited my fellow residents into the space to all share what we’d been working on and our experiences. The suspended pieces were part of the ongoing series Other Nature, which explores the connection between queerness and nature through juxtapositions between natural and person-made elements. But the larger participatory experience was centered around the question of what celebration can look when we’re alone vs. when we’re together.
I asked a bunch of women and queer folks what phrases they found inspiring and motivational, and this is what they said.
Some sample phrases:
"you are a genius"
"it's actually happening"
"you go girl"
"your ass looks amazing in those pants"
Cut paper installation, installed in two locations: San Francisco, CA, May '12; Burlington, VT, December '13.
Performance/presentation I put together as a goodbye and thank you to Eastport, Maine for the powerful two+ years I spent there.
A tree becomes a treehouse.The Gardens at Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA.
2011. Shellacked cut paper and string.