installations, this work seems to reveal unconventional aesthetics in the way you deconstruct and assemble memories in a collective imagery, to draw the viewer into a process of self-reflection. What is the role of memory in your process?
in the role of a facilitator, picking up on ideas, spontaneous or planned and including these in the project. At the same time I am presenting an idea or direction for a project to a group of people and asking for response in reaction to that. So it becomes a two-way conversation where some but not all of the outcomes are unpredictable. This then becomes the creation of personal experience, within the framework of an art project.
Memory is part of how we assimilate social behavior, how we understand and make sense of things. For me moving from one cultural experience (New Zealand) to a new cultural context in the US, I am particularly interested in what I think of as a crosscultural gaze, where I notice and am struck by events and practices that are very strange or unusual to me, but are very normal in the US. For example I am living in
In Manual of Arms I can recognize a suggestive attempt to go beyond a mere interpretative aspect of the reality you refer to. As the late Franz West did in his
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