Growing up around Syracuse, New York, I immersed myself in the local punk and hardcore scene. I’m older now, but while the combat boots and jean jacket spend a lot more time in my closet these days, that culture of critiquing everything which asserted itself as established truth has remained with me...along with the tattoos and some of the piercings. Critiquing everything comes from a place not of apathy but care: we decry the powers that be because we love the world and the possibilities it holds.
Using visual art, social theory, and stories, I examine how capitalism shapes individuals and communities. In turn, I find and provoke subversive subjectivities: workers who are unsatisfied with the regime of work and the division of labor, who demand time for dreams, desires, and discovering new ways to relate to each other and the world. The result is a liberatory aesthetics that asks the audience to critically engage with their relation to production and fight for the freedom to produce and create their own lives.