The White Columns Curated Artist Registry
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STATEMENT OF WORK
Across sculpture, text, and sound, my studio practice is driven by the way that objects fail the words that describe them -- a dynamic that resonates with the structural concerns of transness. Engaging with material through intuitive gestures and a dazed sense of humor, the resulting work questions how forms are haunted by the power structures that shape them. Methodologically, metaphor and metonymy blur as these objects both parallel and intersect a trans relationship to language.
Signifiers of (trans)femininity, office culture, fable, sci-fi, and horror are pushed together to ask how the precarious subjecthood described above functions through a world of objects. Provoking the various chasms between referent and signified, this practice intervenes upon one internalized semiotic order. In proximity with each other, the components of this practice relate to language the same way that trans subjects do: through failure.