1 What is/are the primary reason(s) for you to make work in the first
To communicate a range of experiences in forming my identity and building a visual platform to project them.
2 What do you intend your work to convey to an audience?
A macabre unjarring experience filtering my visual language, inspirations and discoveries into a visible whole.
3 Why do you work in your chosen medium and format?
Performance is the natural step to channel all my skills.-I also like the happenstance/improvisation of the medium-its unchartered waters and wide scope.
4 Technically speaking how do you go about constructing your work, that is the image or object itself? What devices do you employ
Research, styling, performing, filming, editing, spray painting, graphic design, sound manipulation
5 Which period(s)/artists/specific works of art are you influenced by and how directly?
How does this manifest in your work?
Underground, guerilla art forms, Bowery-twisted transvestitsm/body transformation, Basqiuat-outsider art primeval , Graffiti art- tagging esp crossing each other out-(visual conflict), clowning.-slapstick
6 What stimulates/informs your work from the world around you?
Multi-layering on street environment .i.e human marks on top of weathered surfaces-physical interaction-break dancing
7 What stimulates/informs your work from your own personal experience?
-My own obsessive nature, graffiti art background- transvestism, break-dancing, performance poetry, punk- do it yourself culture.
8 From where do you derive your other visual source material (i.e. non art historical) and how do you implement this material within your work?
From clown Books (Clown visual research) going to Circus-break dancing-clowning workshops
9 What are the main problems that you face in making your work?
Finding unchartered visual forms to present work-financial constraints- and trying to control a troop of inebriated clowns. Having technical support when documenting performances.
10 Where do you intend to take your work from here?
Collaborate with other performers and travel to reach wider audience, develop my visual language, techniques, further study MA