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CONTOURS

  2019 – 2020

The inhabited world is a constructed environment: a space that has been defined, created, and scaled for the sustenance and privilege of the human species alone. Humans have created a language that we cannot see beyond, one based on capital that hurdles us towards social and climate collapse. Contours reveals this position while also meditating on what it would mean to move away from this language in order to privilege not only the human but the other than human as well.

Contours proposes a distancing through de-familiarization of what has become concrete by way of image and language. Active contradiction and abstraction are central to the works through a mixture of variables often seen in opposition or as dis-harmonious. Through the presentation of puzzling symbols, both familiar and skewed, a legible illegibility is produced: information being transmitted, but the immediate read obscured and hidden from sight. Through this, current sight-lines are made visible allowing for critical reflection, while simultaneously revealing the flexibility of language and image in order to engender the possibility of alternative understandings of the world: a crucial consideration in context of our contemporary global social and political shifts.



Excerpts from Contours, HD Video on custom projection screen, 12:03, 2019
Music in collaboration with Cory Zimmerman


Contours Installation View

Referent, Double Paneled Archival Dye Sublimation Print, 40″ x 60″, 2019

Scaled to Gesture, Archival Dye Sublimation Print, 20″ x 25″

Reflexive, Two Panels, Archival Dye Sublimation Print, 25″ x 20″, 2019

Spectrum, Eight Panels, Archival Dye Sublimation Print, 20″ x 16″, 2019

Spectrum (Detail)

Shift, Archival Dye Sublimation Print, 42″ x 75″, 2020

View II, Double Paneled Archival Dye Sublimation Print, 40″ x 32″, 2020

Projection, Archival Dye Sublimation Print, 32″ x 40″, 2019

Half Dome, Archival Dye Sublimation Print, 30″ x 24″, 2020

Lenny, Archival Dye Sublimation Print, 40″ x 32″, 2020