performance based sculpture and video
Through performance based sculpture and video, I explore 'whiteness' and its unacknowledged existence by those who benefit from it most. I transition between communities where I am the racial majority and numerical minority, which challenges me to examine what it means to be white. My work utilizes fashion and cultural symbols such as white bread, crackers, marshmallows, Oreos, and mass media advertisements as an entry point into a topic that is historically difficult to approach. This language invites both white and non-white people to explore ‘whiteness.’
The performative and interactive aspect of mywork allows me to instigate dialogue, reflection, and action around the examination of both the positive and negative impact of whiteness in social realms.
I am committed to using art as a catalyst for conversation and social change a method of processing and articulating ideas.