artist's statement

this artist's statement appeared the Cornish 2010 bfa show catalogue along with my project, {i} .... [you]

{i} am addicted to the internet because of the kinds of connections it enables- deep, intense friendships and romances, where words communicate what physical contact cannot. {i} believe that identity is flexible and that emotional experience is real, even if the experience is virtual. {i} am a product of the tension between these two forces, of intimate honesty and shifting identity.

[my partner] and {i} understand each other through text-based role-play, where {we} write stories about fictional characters, often taken from pop culture. {i} want to uncover the pieces of {ourselves} that {we} reveal even while writing fiction as we demonstrate new ways for {us} to experience the oldest emotions.