installation with video and sound
MG Gallery, Oakland, CA
My work presents a mythical account of the creation of an interesting world. It is an account of arrested feelings and the inhibitors of prosperity, of self-defense and suffocating comfort, of how fixed cycles become an unknown future. The generative thrust of creation, which is life, disrupts the order of life. In our quest for pleasure, we have sown ecological disarray. Cities choke on their own industry. The unthinking pressure of our genes obliterates whole tribes. Lovers suffer discord in the act of loving. We disrupt ourselves always. Often life seems to fall off balance, but is this imbalance something we merely perceive, or do we create it? (read the full artist statement here)
The full installation is meant to be viewed in the dark illuminated only by a rotating beam of light hanging from the middle of the ceiling.