I am interested in the way the meaning of an object can shift simply based on the context it is in. One part of my investigation is based on understanding Kitsch and the ways by which societal value, taste, and legitimacy are assigned and designated. The other part is to better understand context: as both a figurative, intangible space (a climate or situation or era) and a literal space (a museum, a double wide mobile home). I will frequent second-hand thrift stores, the graveyards of Kitsch objects, the once precious items who no longer have a place on fireplace mantles and curio cabinets.
First I will find and reclaim societies “junk,” the consumer goods that have been given up on and left behind. Next I will sit with and understand them personally, transforming them and thus assigning new meaning. Through the resurrection process I will create something beautiful, maybe grotesque, maybe disorienting, maybe alluring, but it will be something completely new and unexpected.
Generative material, documentation, tests, experiments etc.