Photo: Walker Esner
The tensions and anxieties manifested within the dichotomy of comfort and unease are subjects of my investigation. Through the use of immersive installations, video and objects, the work orchestrates experiences of empathy and connectivity through reciprocal physicality. I am interested in how the viewer becomes keenly aware of their own body through these haptic experiences.
My work is centred on the exploration of visceral materials in relation to the body. As I question ideals, beauty and the grotesque, I explore ways of analysing psychological friction inherent in the everyday by pushing banal or innocent actions and materials to the point of absurdity. As the viewer attempts to engage the materials they suddenly unravel, become tangled, abstracted and abject. They are invited to a dialogue between sensuality and repulsion, boredom and flirtation, consumption and anxiety.