In 2012, my painting studio work shifted towards installation and video with an emphasis on experimental vocal performance to articulate emotion. Meditating on stereotypes of anxiety and femininity, I explored "rumination" through acts that relied on repetition for construction/collection (writing, knitting, and singing) to raise questions of individual vs. collective interpretation, intention, and potential.
Most processes resulted in a piece or artifact.
This video is another interpretation of the myth of Penelope: The bride to Odysseus--from the famous epic--who staved off vying suitors' propositions in her husband's absence (who was lost out at sea) by promising the suitors that by the time she finished weaving her burial shroud to announce Odysseus' death that she would make her decision of proposal. Penelope kept the suitors at bay by weaving all day long and unraveling her work by night, so that she would trick the suitors by never making progress, stalling for her husband's return. This video offers an alternate interpretive ending to the myth.
7776 is the number of possible different color combinations on five fingers. Like when learning vocal scales or the how to play the piano, each finger represents a pitch/tone/solfege syllable (do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do). This video represents the experimental process of assigning color, action, and pattern with pitch. The installation of works on paper outlines over 200 of the first 7776 probabilities.
The "Contemporary Painting Collaboration" involves a recognition of contemporary and archaic feminism through creativity actions.
Objectivism, coined by Ayn Rand, includes Selfishness as an integral part of living on Earth, in today's society. This video criticizes this survival tactic when met with artistic license, in the art world, today.
This video collages the process of singing "Dear Prudence" by the Beatles without consonants, and scribing the music without traditional notation. The abstract notation system here is like code for the also coded interpretation of the song. The paper holding this experimental notation became the artifact of the process/performance.
"rope ride" shows a message of code on a knitted tube, the transmitter of a message. The code is illegible, like the audio is uninterpretable, which aims to create the opportunity for viewers to engage/disengage their interest when trying/not trying to understand someone's message. The audio is one part of an a cappella group arrangement, which when isolated is like an uninterpretable code to the greater organization of the team's harmonization and song.