I'm interested in tracing the beaten path: mining and conjuring what political, emotional, or cultural influences cause people to return to a site, be it homely or national in scale. Working in heavily trafficked public spaces such as parks, schools, and museums, I often collaborate with specialists as wide ranging as park rangers, border guards, priests, construction workers, historic interpreters and anthropologists, gaining privy to worlds I would otherwise not have access to. Working primarily with video and performance, I trace routines and objects so buried by their normalcy that their remarkable patterns become lost in the wash: a sort of archaeology of the everyday. Switching between the roles of the absurdist, the observer, and the sensualist, I try to animate how we are caught in a present that began some time ago.
Born: San Juan Islands, Washington State. Lived: Istanbul, Turkey, Washington DC, Brittany, Venice, Brno, Czech republic, Tokyo, Japan. Venice, Italy.
Education: Evergreen State College, Ox-Bow School of Art, Bauhaus Universitat, IUAV di Venezia, Pont Aven School of Contemporary Art.