I'm a visual artist based in Melbourne. In my work I’m revealing the fallacy of the idea of the human as an independently operating entity or free subject, and I show it as an illusion. By drawing a parallel with the animal, the set of constraints we are subjected to become more apparent.
My work contains video, sound and performative work, as well as writing and curating. For me capturing modes of behaviour within specific power relations is an attempt to cut through to the merging of social and neuro-biological patterns and abstractions. This is where thought and an idea of one owns identity emerges. Art can make these patterns tangible and detectable through its aesthetic representations. I'm interested in strategies of authority and control and cultural phenomena like sports; the conditioning of the body of sportsmen and audience, within capitalist structures.
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