Artist Statement

At the start of the work is the question, what are the politics of a waiting room? How does the architecture of these spaces affect the individual body on a cognitive and physical level; how does it affect the collective? Consider the possibility of a site that is non-historical, non-specific, and non-relational; can this site exist? My work attempts to illustrate the spatial and psychological barriers between class-structure, location, and body language through time-based mediums and installations that utilize overly-familiar objects and mundane interior spaces. Non-spaces historically refer to sites such as highways, airport terminals, waiting rooms, shopping centers, and other liminal spaces.

 Since beginning to work with Non-Spaces in 2016, I have attempted to confront the viewer with something that is seemingly familiar- like sitting in a waiting room- but which has been suspended through the use of repetitious, unplaceable sounds and images, asking us to re-evaluate the invisible structures that we might participate in on a daily basis. My hope in making this work is to use the Non-Space paradoxically from its original definition. The Non-Space as a psychological manifestation that occurs within generic architectural sites that enacts an entirely oppositional response to anonymity-- connection and relatability. The seemingly un-interesting space of transience and non-thought could be a space that evokes the human body, identity, and culture. I use topics such as finance, the apocalypse, and migration to create systems of analyzing and navigating this subjectivity.

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