(Dialogue around the one-hour mark of "Close-Up", an Iranian docufiction directed and edited by Abbas Kiarostami, 1990)
Man: So it seems you're fond of the mountains. Do you go hiking often?
Filmmaker: Sometimes. One must be in touch with the colors of nature to remove the rust covering one's heart. I asked, "Why is your face hidden from me?" She replied "It is you who are hidden . . . You yourself are the veil, for my face is revealed."
My work combines drawing, sculpture and performance. I use low tech materials - thread, string, tape, clay, plaster, aluminum - to emphasize changing natural phenomena and found constructed forms. Generated from a site's particularities, kinetic structures made of thread, sound recordings and spatial drawings become a trace of my interactions. Through this process, the work becomes one of inclusion, play, sensitivity and a quality of precariousness becomes the backbone for the investigations.
I hope my work will encourage us to pay more attention to our bodies, to recognize a depth and tactility in our experiences and at the same time pay more attention to the shape of our environment and its ability to shape us. How might we play with these experiences and discover new relationships perhaps more subtle?
Past projects have included: Air pressure drawings installed thread strands follow the air currents in a public walkway. Strands move with a viewer's presence and building conditions, making visible relationships between viewer, art object and surrounding context. Test Strips drawings on paper with brayer and ink explore the resultant variations of a repeated gesture. Stick Drawings a series of photographs document my movements through three found orange sticks. The series of photographs trace time through movement and bracket provisionally constructed spaces.