A dark, rolling landscape. Tiny lights erupt out of the thin air and bloom up from the ground. Clouds of sound drift and swarm at varying altitudes and thicknesses. This is what I imagine the interior of my mind to look like.
Light and sound possess the unique quality of lacking mass and having volume. I see these moments of light and sound as thoughts, bubbling up from the unconscious to be born into consciousness. I am fascinated by these transformative instances, when a thought materializes and before it is pondered and processed into information. Thought and memory create the landscape of the mind. Each is ephemeral, an entity that embody the space of the mind, housed within the body.
My fascination with the more theoretical space of the mind is reflected in the environments/sculptural installations I create. Dark spaces punctuated by light and sound events, they speak about the fragility and haphazard nature of memory and communication. I develop vibrant coded systems wherein a handful of specific governing rules provide a plethora of complex output. Technology provides the nervous system of the installation space. What I set in motion is a system in space, an autonomous organism. It is important for the viewer to be physically surrounded within these mental environments. In the darkness viewers become more aware of the presence of their bodies, which directly respond to the computational code that has acted as the filter of events, creating an environment that is constantly fluxing and changing.
As an artist who comes from a sculptural background, I see electronic technology as the realm of ultimate tools. Access to that realm allows me to dream up anything with the power to bring it into fruition, to make the impossible real. I have acquired the firm belief that I must make my work from the ground up. This endeavor requires an immense amount of research, knowledge and skill acquisition. I am at the helm through the entire process, as this is a place where new possibilities for each project are constantly presenting themselves. It is at these points where the work grows and matures, and I feel that it’s essential to be in the driving seat for this process.
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