(Re)Contextualizing Yoga (Flapper Dress)
Meditation Dance Interlude
In this series entitled (Re)Contextualizing Yoga, I am wearing my grandmother's and her sister's dresses from the early 20thC and performing yoga and movement in front of my collages. Yoga, in its contemporary form, was largely developed in the early 20C at the time that my relatives were wearing this clothing. I find the juxtaposition to be curious and compelling, especially when paired with my collages which thematically echo the truly anachronistic nature of any space in time.
(Re)Contextualizing Yoga (Tulle Slip)
The Path is not Linear
72" x 90"
mixed media on canvas, burlap, linen and glassine
This piece is part of a series of collages entitled Not in Control where I am exploring the relationship between consciousness and the subconscious. This piece, The Path is not Linear, is based on classic Indian representations of the path of meditation in ten stages. The passage of time deceptively promotes a linear path which misrepresents a strange, wondrous and chaotic reality.
Nothing at All I
48" x 96"
metal dye sublimation print, acrylic, glassine
Nothing at All II
10" x 10" x 58"
plexiglass, dead hummingbird
Nothing at All II, detail
45" x 20" x29"
chairs, zip ties
Peace Begins Here (the universe is in my nostrils)
40" x 30"
metal dye sublimation print
Blessed Monotony is entitled after the famous Gandhi quote of the same name where he commented on the inherent pleasure of mundane tasks if one is mindful of what one is doing, even activities that would normally be considered drudgery and lacking virtuosity. The drone of the ragini box accompanies the mesmerizing activity of me dust mopping our then yoga studio.
Blessed Monotony, installation view
30" x 25" x 29"
video, monitor, shelf, ragini box
Vibrate into Seat
Not Two Not One
In this series of video stills, I am studying the intersection of abandoned gas station sites with Yvonne Rainer's Trio A. They both eschew virtuosity and avert their gaze from the viewer. The bodies are being covered with images of texture from the neighborhood within which the site resides.
Inside Out was a series of two nights of performances in the Adobe Bookstore windows as part of my InterMissions during the Pistils residency at the Adobe Parlour Projects.
Inspired by the complex and informal program of the Adobe Bookshop, I used the window areas as a way of exploring the production of space. The bookstore was multi-faceted and not limited by materiality or intent but rather was produced through the activities that interacted with existing hierarchical/geographical structures. The Bookshop was emblematic of the enigmatic process of becoming by continually contesting definition.
The Naughty Operetta