I have never really had a dedicated studio practice, and I’m honestly not sure what I’d do with a studio most days. My work is so often imagined and conceptual until it’s not, until it’s live. As a live artist, I contrive performances, rituals, and situations for observers or participants. I think about social interactions and intimacies I’d like to have with others. Then, I devise one-to-one engagements and other types of performances. In recent years, my performance and writing practice have become more closely entwine. My work as a whole seeks to think through, what I’ve recently been referring to as, ‘blind communion’. Not blind as in unknown or unseen but as an expansion of possibility, serendipity, and chance encounter.
My performance work assumes an ephemerality and lack of artifact. I try to stretch these limits, i.e. the limitations of normative time and event, through performative photography and film work. I’m also encouraging myself to explore mixed-media object-based markers of live work, as well. I’ve been thinking about conventional film-and-photo documentation and how it ruptures or deflates the one-to-one encounters. As I move forward with the form, I hope to conceive of alternative, more project-appropriate methods of documenting intimacy.