In addition to my textile and drawing work I am currently making a body of sound pieces. Inspired by Malcolm Gladwell,”A meme is an idea that behaves like a virus—that moves through a population, taking hold in each person it infects,” and the mystic concept of Tulpa, a Tibetan Buddhist discipline exploring the manifestation of energies into physical “thoughtforms”. I use found sound as a compositional constituent to create drawing environments. Much like found objects, I reconfigure these bytes into a genre of anonymous performance, mimicking the experimental, automatic nature of drawing. Sound acts as mark making—auditory scribbling of the mind, conjuring specificity of place and space. Might the soundforms created from mainstream net culture- distracted, disparate, frenzied bits of information, also conjure sentient form and propagate? These hybrid anonymous entities act as a portal, exploring physiological, psychological, and temporal vibrations that lie between past and future existences, much like infinite cyberspace.
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