My art practice is centered around the digital, both in form and theme, and explores ideas around understanding and violence.
"Killing Time" is a suite of sculptures exploring themes of time, labor, neoliberalism, alienation, and violence. The sculptures are "Untitled (Watch)," a watch that functions by running a razor blade back and forth at irregular intervals, "Untitled (Computer)," a computer monitor displaying activity logs accompanied by a mouse and keyboard covered in shards of glass, and "Untitled (Phone)," a phone wrapped in barbed wire that plays alarms at irregular intervals. They are the result of an inquiry into the question of how the fantasy of physical violence can allow for an understanding of the non-visible psychic and symbolic violence within the Real of time under neoliberalism.
"Trash Issue" is a series of stills created by using digital trash as the raw material to construct recombinant images, and then using machine learning to describe those images. The byte data from deleted screenshots was used to construct new, broken images, which were then fed to a machine learning algorithm to apply captions to the images. The images were extremely broken: opened five different times and they would display five different images. Blocks of color would be shifted, moved around, changed. However, the machine learning algorithm would return a consistent output every time. The images above are examples of the results of this process – in this case they are visual instances of the same file, labelled by the algorithm as "a television screen with a picture of a cat on it." The work is about the aesthetic and informational potential of digital waste within the context of the shifting nature of visual culture.
"Fractures" is a series of images glitched by applying sorting algorithms to the pixel data of screenshots. The sorting process is paused periodically in order to take a screenshot of the partially sorted image data. The series explores the application of algorithms to data they weren't meant to manipulate, and the potential for meaning to arise from this manipulation.