Examining the politics of affect, recognizing the interdependence of our collective bodies, minds, and emotions within systems of power, I work with living organisms, biological materials, smell and performance. Working with difference, the visceral body and with ideas of contagion and care, I reflect positions from art and science as well as from privileged and more marginal positions.
A focus in my work is on the fear of contagion and how threat is registered within the body by rupturing the idea that it is self-contained. I have been working with smells, body fluids, bacteria, and swarms of insects because they resist containment, cross boundaries and are affectively potent. Most recently I have been moving from the study of fluidity, of both concepts and materials, to something more viscous that represents ideas of stickiness and resistance. Through material exploration I’m seeking generative potential within our reactions to difference.