Tell Me Everything is a platform for interaction, a split confessional (this view placed on separate floors of PAI) allows guests to interact either as penitent or confessor. A one-way live audio feed allows confessors to listen to the penitents secrets. While this scenario might offer the consolation of anonymity there is also the opportunity for paranoia or at least awkwardness. Who heard your confession? Whose secrets are you now privy to? Tell Me Everything is a sort of social “getting to know you” game that sets in motion scenarios that both mock and celebrate contemporary notions of intimacy and the act of contrition.
All images from installation at the Performance Art Institute of San Francisco as part of the show Micromanagement curated by Sean Fletcher & Isabel Reichert.
Drawing Down, recycled motor oil, vitrine, linen and natural light. Dimensions variable, shown here at Spare Change Artist Space 2013
To draw down is to deplete by using or spending, here the act is alluded to as the linen slowly absorbs the oil, darkens and obscures the light and view from the window.
colony, being performed/installed at the Garage in San Francisco, CA 2006
Colony refers to colonizing through theft and gift simultaneously, gestures and approaches are conciously appropriated and offered up to viewer/participants freely. Three key actions make up every iteration of the piece; drawing a circle describing the limit of my reach, filling the circle with soil from my garden (equivalent to my mass or weight), inviting participants to take and transplant that soil elsewhere.