Exhibitions

Victory Speech, 2017

Video included in State of the Art, a group exhibition at Lilly Robert, Paris

https://vimeo.com/208407472

Fifty-five Propositions for an Artwork that Has Failed in Advance of Its Ever Beginning, 2016

This text was my contribution to An Invitation of Sorts, curated by Suzy Halajian, Anthony Carfello, and Shoghig Halajian.

So I ask you, do you think it would be a half-way decent, CV-worthy artwork and curatable in the context of your invitation to activate and then use my ex-boyfriend’s new Bank of America credit card, which just was mailed to my house by mistake?

I risk the assessment of “merely feminist,” but what woman doesn’t come to expect little more than a literal read.

I risk the assessment of “trigger warning,” but one has to leave the house.

What if I recorded the telephone call I made to activate the card, and I gave this recording to you, knowing full well you could turn around and use this recording against me.

(What if you understood that I’m protesting the status of writing as a poor medium for furnishing evidence.)

How about if I lined up all my fraudulent purchases alongside one another and showed them to you, rather than put them to use.

What if I did this in a white room.

(Text continues.)

Burning Questions?, 2015

Burning Questions? is the result of months of research into the online psychic network Oranum.com. The site-specific installation comprised seven video loops and 39 acrylic panels, and took over the teller booths in an abandoned bank for 9800 Sepulveda.

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http://https://vimeo.com/151574599

McPoems, 2015

Everyone’s favorite place to perform.
Organized by Marcel Alcala

Smile, Cutie, 2015

My poem / instructional exercise, “Smile, Cutie,” was exhibited as a part of the Institute of New Feelings Felt Book tour, including exhibitions at Recess, NYC and Threewalls, Chicago. Listen to the piece on Her Variety for KCHUNG Radio, LA

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Who Is This?, 2015

My video & SMS durational performance premiered at Los Angeles Contemporary Archives and was archived in Dazed & Confused Magazine. I texted 500 random 323 numbers “who is this?”

This Is The ENDD?, 2014

A lecture-performance and advertising pitch for the electronic nicotine delivery device. Presented at the Rhizome Symposium on the E-cigarette at The New Museum.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gdq52dj5CMs

Rise From the Ashes, 2015

For the launch of the This Is the ENDD chapbook at Night Club, Chicago. The semi-durational work was a lengthy series of Sun Salutations with each inhale replaced by a drag of an e-cigarette.

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Nothing but a problem to be solved by enthusiasm, 2012
(For Jason Russell)

On March 15, 2012, Jason Russell, evangelical Christian, founder of Invisible Children, a famed American charity for aid to Africa, paraded through the streets of San Diego, naked, flailing, and incoherent. A video documented Russell as he shouted “fuck you Devil” and beat the pavement with his fists. For “Nothing But A Problem…,” I re-performed Russell’s public breakdown on Mulholland Drive. The work situates Russell’s covert racism and out-and-out paternalism into an artistic context, repeating his gestures as a form of metonymic critique, while also grappling with the real human pathos shattered idealism. The performance engaged passersby as well as audience members, resulting in the same ending as Russell’s own breakdown: the arrival of the police.

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