Sincerely, Yours was a collaborative degree project show produced with Annika Berry in Spring 2016 at the Rhode Island School of Design. The show encapsulated individual works (my year long "body doubles" project and Annika's "cowboy") as well as joint works. Each work plied at the human instinct to perform and sculpt oneself – to become "self made" and reliant, to practice perfection as a craft, always with the awareness of an audience eager to receive and to judge. In my "body doubles" (video-portraits), I explore the human capacity to continuously create and re-create ourselves, while navigating interpersonal exchanges with strangers-turned-collaborators. Meanwhile Annika explored "cowboy" as mask, icon, and lens, simultaneously paying homage to the icon and subverting it through failed attempts of embodiment. Do we love the object of desire, or do we wish to manifest it?
Also included in the show but not pictured above was a collaborative piece, Mohegan Sun Casino the Day Prince Died. Below are some "postcards" (decontextualizations of body language) from the piece: