My practice incorporates asking personal questions to strangers, sometimes giving them a small sculpture and then videotaping and editing this process.
The works I have produced both critically engage the ritualized nature of social conventions and try to create spaces where those conventions can be temporarily destabilized. I also anticipate that my works will raise many questions around the role of the audience and artist, and the dynamics of insider/outsider. This suggests playing with the gap between expectation and actuality. My work often embraces error and incongruity and there is also the aspect of banal conversations and awkwardness that exists within each piece.
Romance in China
In Romance in China
I recited love lines from famous western movies while sitting next to strangers in China. I was interested in showing how the geography of the encounter would disrupt the meaning of the encounters. A public space can take on a character of its own. Urban life becomes a highly coded network of territories.