Is it possible to give form to nothingness? Objects and people will eventually disintegrate, but does that mean that they will no longer exist?
The universe is leaning towards a state of chaos and entropy. My work explores this “tendency,” this in-between or liminal space. What happens between the living and the dead? What does it look and sound like? I cannot accept (through my own beliefs and experiences) that we all just end.
Perhaps, death becomes a moment of rebirth.The objects used in my narrative works have become analogous to sacred relics. I craft signs and symbols to be used in my works. The signs and symbols show themselves in performances
and tasks.These found materials may or may not have religious and spiritual associations, but through ritual acts, these objects are elevated to the sacred.Materials are very important to the tasks because they embody the spirit and idea of the ritual.
The transference of the performance to the materials is the beginning of the objects’ becoming venerable. The consciousness of the objects come through my interactions with them, and by giving them a purpose and a soul. The material gestures that I physically employ, simultaneously have a sense of stagnancy and movement. The ‘monoliths and monuments’ stay the same for a while, but then they have to be moved and re-arraigned in order to carry out the next step in a series of transformations.
Can a symbolic movement represent the whole paradigm of existence?
I take these rituals and the ruins I produce, and by putting them into certain patterns I organize them into a permanent liminal state. My practice becomes my ritual. The monoliths leave the question open-ended, and the void begins to take shape. There is no language or writing in the works, yet the built structures are a language. They are both the question and the answer.