Performative Digital bodies (2022-now)
Performative Digital Bodies: Desire, Labor, and Exhaustion derives from my previous project, Digital Landfill, which investigates the image culture on social media to understand this generation's paradoxical urge to perform while feeling utterly exhausted. While Digital Landfill circles around the need to play "dead," this project explores the other side of the spectrum. Performative Digital Bodies gathers images of bodies actively performing for the Internet. Observing the labor where we work and alter our bodies stimulated by the desire to be wanted and seen. I reflect and reimagine the oddly erotic and voyeuristic relationship between images, producers and consumers in digital space through various art mediums, including Gifs, Experimental Videos, VR space, New Media Installation, and Film essays.
* We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Arts Council