Collage one etcetera (2014, 12 minutes) is a short film of collage constructions, assemblages and photographs that comment in an ironic and humorous way on history and culture.
“A Really Great Idea”
(Materials: hacked brain wave sensor toy, wooden chair, shelf with lightbulb, various electronics, artist thinking)
“A Really Great Idea” is a humorous conceptual performance/installation work, inspired by early Conceptual Art, that literally makes the thinking of the artist visible. In form, it refers to much of the highly influential performance and video work of the mid-1960s-1970s in which simple actions undertaken by the artists were structured in order to make a piece (Bruce Nauman, Marina Abromović and Ulay, Tehching Hsieh) and/or the idea alone was the piece (Lawrence Weiner, Yoko Ono). How would, or could, work like this function in our age of instant technological gratification? “A Really Great Idea” is an absurdist proposal for a contemporary technological “art of ideas.
A Chair. Roses. A Stopwatch.
I am interested in slowing down. Everything I do is fast. I have an infant who crawls and pretty soon will walk. I never stop moving. I move even in my sleep. My arms are in constant flex, and isometric contractions. My movements -once smooth and sexy, are now jerky and repetitive.
A chair to provide stability to my life. To challenge myself with it. Will it provide chaos?
Roses that remind me of the beauty of life. They remind me that beauty fades. They remind me that scents are worth sniffing. Their presence reminds me of who I am. Their fragility remind me of life. Their aroma awaken my senses.
Time. Time runs. Time stops. Who controls time? Are we really controlling time? How do I manipulate time? Do we even think about time anymore, or are we always trying to "save it"? What for?
When a nervous body willfully becomes visible to an audience, it shivers reflexively in the act of self-betrayal. As an emerging artist and an emerging adult, I am simultaneously compelled forward to meet the world and repulsed at the necessity of being seen. Emerging addresses the vulnerability of being and becoming a social actor.