I am a magnet for objects. I attract small objects, such as utility knives, or larger ones, such as airplanes. They leave me no choice but to get involved with them, sending me on an archeological journey to create something from society’s trash heaps. I work with the discarded artifacts of endless production to create sculptures and installations that examine systems of oppression, shedding light on imbalances pushed to the margins of society and of the mind. I explore these, for example, by investigating walls: walls around hearts and eyes, walls on the land – dividing and separating people and earth.
I play with the intrinsic function of the objects I choose, exploring multiple readings and the paradoxes within them, such as an object used for safety and the danger it represents, and vice versa. I often find these dualities in domesticated arenas. Whether a boxing gym, a horse training farm, or the performed spectacle of a flight attendant’s safety instructions: I am compelled to dissect attempts to civilize the wild, violent, and unpredictable. This process often leads to questioning of patriarchal logic from a feminist perspective, challenging gender roles, and harmful constructs of power. Overall, I reflect on what I witness as an inhabitant of today’s world, offering quiet propositions for a better future.