Collective Invention, HD video, 2:08, 2013

I use myself primarily to perform the figurative roles, because my final works are an attempt at physical longevity and immortality – futile since the medium itself is transitory – and they are an exercise in the physical performance of anxiety and the abject. I feel a need to refocus what is socially seen and unseen and to force a pause in the viewer, in order to re-see something to which they may have become inured. I am preoccupied by beauty and I believe images should be beautiful in order to both capture the viewer and to underline the horror I often associate with the investigation of the body and psyche.