…in order to rediscover ourselves we have to lose ourselves and in order to not be swallowed up by reality we have to find the right key to its interpretation 1
In my practice I reference feminine archetypes found in fairytales, pop culture, and love ballads. Through photography, video, performance, and ongoing investigation, I manipulate the ritual standards of desire, fantasy, and consumption.
Interested in where claims of truth intersect with the demands of fiction, I have played the maiden, the bride, the author of reclaimed stories.
These experimental theaters of memory have progressed into a journey that has layers of being lost. It is a fiction. As I wander in making and looking, I wonder about my personal narrative and how much of it is showing.
It’s When I’m Without You (2010) was constructed without perfection or symmetry and installed in the Black Forest: site of Brothers Grimm reclaimed. It is an installation of unrequited love, a gesture for a narrative unresolved.
1 Carlo Birrozzi, “Wonders for grown-ups,” in Alice nel castello delle meraviglie: Il mondo fuori forma e fuori tempo nell’arte italiana del Novecento, (Milano: Silvana Editoriale 2005), 48.