In performance, sculptural installation, and video work, I investigate emotional labor, grief, and caregiving practices, exaggerating the invisible, repeated, and gendered labor of common actions in home or corporate ritual life to make them strange and unstable. Humor and absurdity are methods to rupture norms and examine their cultural functions as I investigate the threshold space between opposing roles and perceptions in tension.
What paradoxes, disruptions, and reversals are alive in processes of change, transformation, and dying? The labor of lament is a process and practice, named with time, material, and action. Chasing repair in the midst of loss reveals its impossibility, and yet, grief shapes a dynamic practice of accompaniment and relinquishment. In a world of dichotomies, I recognize this as sacred space between decline and evolution: absurd and fragile, ripe and mysterious.