Nashville, TN | Sculpture, Time-based, Performance, Installation, Video
I grew up in rural Tennessee, moved to Nashville to learn things, and then moved again to the Midwest to learn more things. The institution called me a master, but I'd be a fool to think I'd learned much at all. I am currently exploring places to go to learn more things next. I'm 70 percent water, 100 percent heart, and I wear it on my sleeve. Three of the most influential people in my life are cats.
As a queer trans performance artist, I began collaborating with my body as a tool to redefine my relationship with my body. By working with my body and experiencing it in new and different ways, I could transform the negative experience of dysphoria related to being in my body as a trans person, into a positive productive relationship in which we (my body and I) work together to discover new understandings.
To further understand the objectification of myself through my art practice, I developed a series of toys called LiZes based on myself. I collaborate with the LiZes in an ongoing intermedia project called Making Myself, Selling Myself, Playing with Myself. The LiZes and I work in a variety of media, including performance, video, installation, zines, and interventions in public space.