as a junior, I took a year-long project entitled “Art/Work” with Julia Zay, Kathleen Eamon, and Shaw Osha. My final project, initially an attempt to understand innately masculine energy, culminated in a series of videos, focused on my uncertain position as both a non-binary person, and someone who passes as a woman with very little trouble.
from my artist’s statement -
“Their performances sometimes radiate a cold and latent violence. At times, a disconcerting sense of beauty emerges. The inherent visual seductiveness, held within the purportedly unhinged body of work, further complicates the reception of their manifold layers of meaning and understanding. By emphasizing their own internal struggles with gender, they pull the viewer into a world of ongoing equilibrium in the pursuit of an honest perspective. Their work with movement, sound, and space seeks to solidify the innately human drama that clarifies our existence. “