THERE IS NO SUCH DISTINCTION WHERE LIVED LIFE PRODUCES BIOGRAPHY

AND AN ACT PRODUCES CONSEQUENCE.

THE WAY OF LIVING CAN BE A SIGNIFICANT ACT ITSELF.

 

 

A naked person (in costume) walks around an art museum. A fashionable woman sits in a hospital waiting room wearing a bandage hat. A woman in a neon burqa walks down the street. A bruised woman boards a bus.  

A Skater-girl with similar bruises also boards a bus, as well as a fairy-like lady and a bruised artist. They are all me. 

With interventions that I perform in public places I examine how our clothes and appearances create or change the existing rules in their environment and how self - presentation in public embodies models of approaching every day activities.

By providing an aesthetic and social experience as a persona with a carefully composed appearance and a measured set of mannerisms, I tend to stimulate viewing prosaic activities through alternative lenses and to reveal sublime and significant moments in our routines.

 I willfully risk shame or rejection in social situations in order to allow the audience to purposely disregard my actions. Once the audience acknowledges my intent, its perceptions and judgments become confused. Perhaps they will rethink them.

My goals are to increase the level of an observer’s awareness and to activate conscious games of power so I can challenge social expectations and revisit the proliferation of prejudices and cultural norms, formed over time, which play an important role in the construction of identity.