Statement

In my art practice I explore the conceptual, perceptual, and affective dynamics of
digital culture. My projects turn on a series of interrelated abstractions—such as
the criterion used to designate value (i.e., the measure to which signals are
distinguished from background noise), the tools and distributive agencies
involved in this enterprise of evaluation, and the implications of being immersed
and positioned within the flows of digital traffic.

In light of these abstractions, I observe the manner in which digital platforms
mobilize and maintain establishments, affiliations, and material relations. In my
recent work I have considered affective labor in relation to the proliferation of
divergent collective identities—ranging from overt social conditions, such as the
fear-based tribalism that demarcates the current American political landscape—
to more subtle and long-standing operatives, such as the conceptual and affective
underpinnings that inform various religious and secular prophecies of an imminent
and catastrophic end of days.

I develop projects such as these by seeking out, contouring, and disrupting the
aesthetic/affective currents of digital media—with the intention of foregrounding
the ascendant processes and operant motivations that shape everyday sounds and
images.