I reconfigure found and recorded sound to create a performative environment. Sound acts as mark making—auditory scribbling of the mind. Much like found objects, I reconfigure bytes into a genre of anonymous performance, mimicking the experimental, automatic nature of my drawing. These entities act as a portal, resonating vertically and horizontally to investigate somatic and psychic space perceptions.
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’, this work was inspired by the funerary text, the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Recited by lamas over a dying or recently deceased person, it is intended to guide one through the experiences during the interval between death and rebirth.
These pieces have a research process that involves periods of textual analysis that calculates the frequency of my written language in a text body. Vocal and time distortion morph the boundary of written and spoken word.