How did you get into debt?
I had to go into debt in order to finish paying for graduate school.
Describe your art practice
My work centers on the nuanced ways history and national narratives are formed. I spend extensive time conducting fieldwork in cultural sites and institutions to deconstruct the systems of power that generate collective historical memory. This research results in video, performance, photographs, installation, and text-based works.
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
My process is slow and it involves extensive research and and travel. If I was not in debt and working two jobs, I would be able to immerse myself fully in my practice and complete projects in a more timely manner. I would also use the $250.00 per month I pay in student loan payments towards production or to travel costs relating to my work.