The large-scale spatial installations I build envelop the audience to create a physical and psychological experience. My work abstracts and exaggerates spatial elements to focus the viewer’s experience of their own physicality. The works may take up an entire room, create a space that can only be entered partially, or create an imaginary space one cannot enter. The installations also often include video and sound as meditative allusions to dimension or perspective. In one piece, I project an ultra-slow motion video on an entire wall in a room. Upon entering the space, the viewer is completely immersed in the image and in the altered time. The work serves to heighten the viewer’s awareness of time as well as of his or her own body in the space.
Space represents the most immediate medium through which our bodies experience the world, yet we often overlook our sensitivity to space and motion. By creating hyper-artificial environments, I aim to bring attention to our existence in the here and now. Often, the viewer will feel a physical response to the work that is at odds to his or her mental response, thus pointing to the dual nature of our existence. We live as both material and psychological beings. Our mental relationships to the environment are not separate from our bodily relationships yet our minds and bodies navigate the world in entirely different ways. Our psychological states are dependent on our physical capacities but our psychology is what allows for experience.