On a disappearing dry lake bed outside Las Vegas, speculative artifacts hint at stories of survival and persistence in a dreamscape of wild queer futures. Excavated out of material collecting and remaking, they imagine genderfluid renewal as a guide for building multiexpressive new worlds. The whiptail lizard, from a parthenogenetic species, provides inspiration for alternate-gendered existences thriving outside of the hetero-patriarchal status quo.
Foundry craft embodies an inherent transformation that I explore as a queer practice. Discarded scrap aluminum is recast to capture moments of movement and metamorphosis while documenting the gradual evolution of everyday life. Immortalized artifictions such as opalized softballs and petrified hot pants defy queer exclusion in history, while riding the dynamics of genderhood to the brink of nonnormative inevitability.
Project for Outback Arthouse, June 2021