Install Shot of She Thinks with Her Glands (To Die from the Cure) & A Solitary Woman Stays Young Only by Living Wickedly
For the digitally tethered, life is at the intersection of the virtual and the physical. Experience is continually tempered through a stream of simultaneous meta-interactions, archives, extensions, and reflections of ‘experienced’ reality. The truncated and disembodied limbs, fruits, and food packaging parallel the fragmentation and compartmentalization encouraged in digital space by questioning literal and metaphorical touch, or even the sensation of closeness, between bodies. This work looks at the ways in which bodies are both gendered and metaphorically fragmented in terms of the linguistic and image-based correspondence between capitalist-driven material desires, physical sustenance, and the digital spaces we inhabit. Trained to process and refine fragments of the digital world, we recombine them into an almost infinite number of configurations in order to create the semblance of a whole. This work also fights to become whole through the translation and recombination of the digital and physical, the sculptures relying equally on digital fabrication and hand augmentation. They are the consequence of the separation between the digital and objectness as a marriage of the two, a smoothed glimpse into the messy space between human touch and perception.