Digital technology has made communication for both the ubiquitous and the personal, the esoteric and the mundane. It is the central method of current communication, reflecting humanity and all of its cultures, paths, and ambitions. I explore and observe the new forms that human interaction is taking online and in real life and the ways that people, language, and technology are interdependent and altering one another. My process of continual appropriation mirrors that of the digital world, the accessibility of sampling other work, and the new creation that comes from personal curation.
Additionally, I am aware of my own role in a perpetual state of technological self-reflection. As a source of human interaction, the internet is hyperconscious, constantly reminding users that, although they may use the internet for the everyday, their influence shapes the role the internet plays in society. In this same way, I use seemingly inconsequential aspects of digital life to speak to the universal. Images, phrases, and textures remain familiar, but a clear reference is removed. My process extends the conceptual practice of appropriation to reflect contemporary communication.
My most recent work examines the language of art in reviews, classes, digital programs, and self promotion; descriptions of film characters with my name; negative terms and reclamation; and grammar jokes mixed with southern slang.