Do This Do This Do This

A series of physical, collage-based self-portraits, emulating the supremely digital experience of body fragmentation and mediated representation. Through the work, I question how intangible mythologies can shape our ideas and permeate our actual, physical realities, including our own bodies and the identities we form around them. There is a symbiotic relationship between the forms, the images, and the installation, all of which play equally active roles in the construction of meaning. From the performative mode of capture in the studio — alone, creating light from darkness, action from impulse — to the printing, cutting, and re-photographing the body as a way to challenge concreteness — doing defines and narrates the work. Do this to see. Do this to live. Do this in remembrance of me.