YARDAGE, (2016, performance with textiles and volunteers) is centered around labor, consumption, and waste, specifically on how these factors interface in the context of globalization.
How did you get into debt?
Student loans primarily.
The Rumsey Street Office of the Archivist (2015, performance with volunteers) is a hyper-local response to a specific place, The project explores the ways in which we have categorized this place over time.
How does your economic reality effect your art?
Being tied to debt requires me to dedicate the majority of my productive energy to generating revenue instead of generating art.
Trying to find purpose in my use of social media I have transformed my personal Facebook page into Hapi Ness (2014 onward, social media intervention).
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
Yes. I would be able to dedicate my time to developing more projects by not having to work a day job as much.
mammatocumulus (2016, office paper, staples string, community making process)