Artist Statement

Through research, documentation and visualisation, I create projects that address transdisciplinary issues, through a technoscientific lens, with an aesthetic and political framework. My work examines science, nature, spatiotemporality and mobility as these relate to contemporary phenomena, including migration, radiation, surveillance, hyperpresence and genetic mutations.

In an effort to create the most effective presentations, I refuse to settle into an established medium of expression, and instead, move between various media, including photography, video and visualization of quantitative information and programmable media. Some of my works appear as museum, gallery or public space installations, and others appear in screen-based formats, including online works. 

My art practice is a series of activities made up of research, visualization, documentation, production and presentation. By looking at scientific and political phenomena, my aim is to extract and create meaning in a visual context, with broad political and scientific significance. Integrating technology as both subject and means of expression, I explore issues that are considered sensitive in the public discourse, unlocking them from the rigid political categories in which they reside. More specifically, since the beginning of my practice, I have been interested in the manifestations of boundaries–physical, metaphorical, linguistic–that exist around science, nature and politics. I believe that art is the only contemporary arena that can present critical perspectives on an issue in a multilayered, transgressive, sometimes dissonant, yet progressive way.

Both in content and form, my work is influenced by critical theory, a thought landscape with which I am consistently engaged. When I began my artistic practice, my work was strongly rooted in post-structuralist perspectives, with a focus on Foucault’s epistemologies, as well as Deleuzian theories as they relate to aesthetics. As my work developed, my influences have expanded to include the contemporary media theories of Alexander Galloway, and Donna Haraway’s theories that relate to post-humanism. My most recent body of work is grounded in Timothy Morton’s radical concepts, which argue that the very idea of nature will take on a new and expanded definition to include a fuller scope of our environment than it currently does.