This artistic practice questions the monetization of human social dynamics through explorations into the construction and architecture of physical and symbolic spaces, and the effects of speculation by power groups, such as the real estate industry, that influence infrastructure and distribution systems in those spaces. Inspired by an upbringing in semi-rural blue-collar Massachusetts, together with the struggles of growing up in a large working class family, the work highlights imbalances in wealth and barriers to access, and challenges historic myths of personal fulfillment and satisfaction through materialism and marketplaces, as well as the aggressive capitalist drive for industrial expansion.
The creation of the Cultural Liability Corporation (CLC) - as a conceptual insurance agency, playing on the Limited Liability Corporation business structure and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting - begins to develop interventions into the effects of disinvestment, recalculating risk through investment in insurances against cultural liability and preserving cultural assets. Seeking out organizations that build trust and provide support in communities, CLC amplifies endeavors and solutions that cultivate agency, to make space for participation, and present alternatives to competition through equitable distribution of power.
the artist lives and works on the unceded territories of the Massa-adchu-es-et (Massachusett) and Pawtucket peoples, overtaken by colonizers and claimed as Boston | MA indigenous legislative agenda
on land acknowledgements from The Conversation via YES Magazine: article