I am interested in boundaries both physical and psychological created through communications between the perceived Other and Self and the forms in which these boundaries exist. My practice attempts to explore and critique the manifestation and constitution of identity as negotiated through boundaries that are imposed upon us by systems of authority, society and politics; equally those that are internalised by the individual. The intangible implications of boundaries and the claiming of identity in both art and life in their ambiguous and unstable positions are what allows me address what I believe are pressing issues in an increasingly globalised and materialist world order.
Recent work is primarily about existing and becoming in the 'Non-Place' that is conceived and constructed through the individual’s struggle to belong to multiple cultural and social states of being. I use video, photography, ceramics, textiles, text, sound, paint and found objects to create installations and visuals that explore contrasting and shared positions from my experiences of living in The United States, Thailand and England. I reference my personal objects and my own body as a way of anonymously transfixing myself within work that anchors itself on being in a constant state of cultural flux, as well as incorporating Western capitalist, public and popular icons and objects in contrast. I am also interested in the seepage between the practices in cultural sciences such as anthropology and history and more creative and visual methodologies of research. By placing myself in the Non-Identity of the living outside of accepted boundaries of law and country, I ask if globalisation truly endorses cultural hybridisation, or whether it merely promotes the inflection of inferiorities, subversively encouraging attempts to become homogenous through a contradictory division of class, race and gender. I ask if the export of Western Democracy delivers on its promises to break colonial power systems reliant on particular notions of these subjectivities.
Summer Shows 2012
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