Plunge 2018

Video Installation
Exhibition: The Big Screen
Cobo Art Marquee Series, Detroit MI
DRCFA Art Foundation:
Curators: Alivia Zivich, Maureen Devin
90 seconds

Photographic documentation & clips above
Photography Jonas Wendelin


The video installation Plunge is a reappropriated video piece based on an earlier website titled - Jump. Plunge, a public commission was adapted for the Cobo Center Big Screen, Marquee Series in Detroit Michigan.

The 160 ft long by 30 ft high screen exhibits footage of a landscape near the artist's place of birth in rural Michigan frequently revisited. The video presented is broken by the Roman numerals 1-3 illustrating the passing of time through stages and a marking of the moment in which we presently exist. The piece at any scale signifies the impermanence of the surrounding and lends perspective to the conflicting relationship between man and nature.

Originally, the website Jump was an intimate moment that captured a singular thought in an online space that can be found linked at the top of this page. The site examines the environment as it was then, leaving its viewers with a statement 'A state of such things cannot always exist. ' Now digital clouds hit up against a real sky, water juxtaposition a highway, the simple act of a person swimming, all re-experienced within this new context. This work stands a stewardship for developing a more profound relationship with the capricious elements may be lost in fragile futures to come.

Pushing up the waves against a cloud beaten sky, undulant cold breath of nothing. And a burning, as strange as it was, from ear to ear to the ground. Mixed the potion of curiosity and a hunch. What a Jump. Am I a mountain, you see that now. Yes well, no matter what's gained or lost you'll never be as important as water.

birds

Birds 2014

Video Installation
13 Min
Projector & Directional Speakers

Photographic documentation & clip above


Birds is a multichannel projection based video piece that highlight a rooms unique architectural edges and abstract elements. The videos are accompanied by directional speakers that provide a sound component of songbirds. In Birds, the dissected moving image folds the footage warping content and accentuating the peripheral surrounding. The manipulation of video into the sculptural form has become a common motif within the artist's practice.

The projection placement accentuates a room's unique geometry to illuminates angles, its aim, to dissever the subject matter by playing with potentialities of creases and shadow as it emphasizing the videos minimal architecture. By examining intersections, a new stage is carved out of the seams of the exhibition space, exposing the unnoticed architectural nuance, joining practical elements found in the footage itself and space within which it lives. The installation video depicts the artist in a contemplative exchange with three birds and a set of minimalist props in a bunker-like space.

The footage reveals the artist in rapture with finches mounted in her hands. Their song is an invocation of the animistic and explores the spiritual significance of small collective beings. Birds are the messengers of the divine. The bird's songs share features vocally in the way in which they produce their songs. Most of the acoustical differences, which they achieve, are due to the region and parameter of space where they operate. Their sounds become different in different areas; therefore, the chamber environment in which the birds are recorded captures their own unique choir within the space. Their songs echo throughout the installation.

bobby and bailey

Bobby and Bailey 2015

Video Installation
23 min
Installation materials:
Artifact from installation,
photographs, video

Photographic documentation & clip above
Photography 2,3,6 Gillian Steiner


Bobby and Bailey is a video capturing a portrait of two strangers in a candid discussion. The duo, Bobby Andres, and Bailey Styles cover various topics like puberty, the language of gender identity, sexuality, all on camera in a testimonial fashion. The artist stages an installation in a pink neon-lit disheveled bedroom, producing an energy of abandonment while conversation between the two ensues on a mattress in mess of trash, flowers, and glitter.

Between the pair, the conversation is at times blithe speaking about shopping, materialism, consequences of capitalism. At other moments, their dialogue is pensive, presenting an intimate and spontaneous unpacking of issues like - gender perceptions, visibility, to be trans-identifying in sociality gaze. As their ideas and reflection hashes out an examination on crudity, detachment, and the isolation that occurs when faced in the world outside imagination.

The camera position references a 1990s nostalgia for popular MTV shows like The Real World which depicted contemporary issues on people's minds. Capturing from a point of unobtrusive observation, the footage focuses on documenting the emotional rawness of the participants while noting to the period "When people stop being polite... and start getting real..."

dont ask dont tell

Dont Ask Dont Tell 2014

Video Installation
9 min
Exhibition: Lonely Girl
Martos Gallery, New York, NY 2014

Photographic documentation & clip above


Dont Ask Dont Tell is a video portraying two masked individuals weaving into each other's limbs in a forest clearing at nightfall. Why are they here? Their actions and identities are as anonymous as the voice that speaks over their uninhibited movements. The two figures are presented with their faces concealed and exposing bare skin, revealing a juxtaposition between their innate separateness from society, and a deep-rooted sense of togetherness by belonging to one another.

The camera, set back at a distance is lit by the light of dusk and investigates human bodies touch. The raw choreography of entangled limbs offers viewers a moment of voyeurism or what might be perceived as some ambiguous erotic content. The mysterious placement of characters is both a peak and shadow into the unfolding of positions of the female pair set intimately in an indistinct outdoor space. Isolated and undefined, the duo is presented as though they are not meant to be seen, invisible from reality. Flesh in the dirt, legs, neck, and appendages entangled, the viewer observes a curious tenderness and the question of what this untypical embraced forces one to ponder arises.

The film accompanied by a poetic soundtrack that features vocals by Dan Bodan. The soundtrack is written by much like a daydream, includes the artist's vocals and speaks to topics such as the restrainment of bodies, bombs, chemicals.

Club Fish Soda 2014

Installation materials
Porcelain, acrylic, cowskin, plastic, fabric, cornichons, peppers, garlic, flowers, granite, metal, paint, found objects, hand-written texts

Exhibition: La Usurpadora
Abrazo Interno Gallery, New York, NY 2014

Photographic documentation above


Club Fish Soda is an installation consisting of several sculptures, and photographs made from various materials such as rock, dried animal skin, food, plastic, ceramic, resin, fabric, latex, found object.

In Puerto Rico, there is a tradition of marking history with a symbolic object in the material world as a reference point for a significant occurrence or a transformation of identity. As an act of remembrance, these types of tokens are gifted out of endearment. You can find these objects in most homes of the Borinquen, typically made of porcelain and paper flowers. The figurines become highly integrated into everyday space and are often admired by the owner and others. They stand to commemorate the significant, providing a reflection of the past that reminds us of who we are.

Club Fish Soda is a dedication to craft practices native to the island of Puerto Rico as well as artefact that pays homage to the Caribbean and Afro-Caribbean deities of the artist's ancestry. The sculptures embody the spirit of divination by expressing a celebration of culture, nostalgia, and erasure through assemblage.

max

Max 2013

Video Installation
Projector & Glass panel
Exhibition: Interface
FJORD Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 2015

Photographic documentation & clip above
Photography, Sarah Coote


Max is an installation consisting of a video projected through glass plates wherein layered light abstractions are cast over the human figure to form an expressionist composition. Visuals call to unspoken forms of communication such as gesture, rhythm, and motion through a series of light examinations. The obscured human body viewed cradled in-between undulating colors and glass and offers a glimpse into the fragile presence of the captured content. Footage projected through the darkness on to an upright partially frosted piece of glass silhouettes form touching surface.

The artist's figure illustrates the body as a vehicle for discipline and creation out of nothing but form. Fusing layers with rhythms of curving light actualize the head, bust, and entire body in a haze of monochromatic overlapping color. Animated fractals morph the space that surrounds the human form, acting as elements in a repertoire of jiggling dance of light and shadows. To experience MAX is to witness a state of revealing the physical presence of the self as a phenomenon.

send

Send, 2017

Video installation
Glass, Screen, Wire, Dirt
25 min

Evolutionary Urge (Virtual/Digital) Navel, Los Angeles, CA


Send is a video installation placed on the floor wherein a looped video plays on a screen underneath a dry soil covered piece of glass. Alongside the glass panel - carbon fiber wires spell out the phrase “Send” in a merged script. The video shows the artist filmed outside illustrating a sequence of words onto the same soil covered glass panel, just to cover it up again with soil making her written text disappear. The video footage is partially obscured by the dirt as she creates a repertoire of textual gestures that accumulate into a poem. In silence, a text appears through soft wet earth activating the space transient by finger-painting the invisible words.

o v a

O V A 2018

Performance
40 min
Exhibition: Anti Bodies
curated by Topical Cream, MoMA PS1 2018

Photographic documentation above
Photography courtesy of the artists,
Walter Wlodarczyk, and MoMA PS1
Spoken text below


ova_text.pdf


O V A is a collaboration between Analisa Teachworth and Jonas Wendelin including three performers and three young goats. O V A stages a contemporary ethical discussion referencing the artificial fertilization of a cell, implying a current and future co-dependence, questioning genetic technologies and their possible effects.

Within the performance O V A a trio of performers and goats, situated in the center of MoMA PS1’s geodesic dome, traverse an oral narrative written by the artist on subjects of artificial manipulation which humans bring upon themselves and the surrounding world. Performers orbit a ceramic installation by Wendelin, while reading from projected dialogue in a microcosm of darkness. The domes round interior lead audience and architecture to foster a relationship between the space as an atmosphere of the embryonic and audience as membrane.

The ever-present, increasingly vast, experimentation of nature and seeds, genetics, are aspects synonymous with modern science, human development, and innovation itself. The alteration of matter on a rudimentary level and its consequence produce a wellspring of new tech that now enters the sphere as products, an offering of capitalism's unintentional altering of our collective environment and shared society. But far beyond modified plants or "clean meat" biotechnology companies like CRISPR advance in genome editing/mutation. Viagen Pet's, a site that specializes in cloning your beloved pet after death is the next step in facilitating essential endless life.

Within the piece, each performer's specific set of dialogue crafts an interlacing elegiac narrative on topics of degeneration, scale, re-birth, trauma, delivering a mash-up of critique and personal allegory. Language highlights the unintended consequences of power and progress via physical action and conceptual concepts. The projected text fragments, spring from the vantage point of elsewhere, being atomized, belonging to neither the past or future within the continuum of so-called advance.

The goats in this piece represent the voice of the other by solely being present. A double-sided leash conjoins animal and human exhibiting the symbiotic reliance between the pairs. Here we investigate the domestication of ourselves by the domestication of the other and the attached responsibility that comes along with young anthropogenic awareness. In this sense, the goats and their relationship to man become a fundamental junction from which we can explore the transformation of the dome architecture into a cell and the critical magnifying of interdependent relationships through the elements - water, animal, human, earth-ware, plastic.

Included performers: Kellian Delice, Cara Diaz, Analisa Teachworth

dependency demographics

Dependency Demographics 2017

Performance
1 hour
Exhibition: Festival of Future Nows
Institut Rür Raumexperimente
Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart Berlin DE 2017

Photographic documentation above
Photography, Jonas Wendelin
PDF / Soundtracks below


dependency_demographics_info.pdf


giving.mp3


obedinece.mp3


reliance.mp3


stillness.mp3


viloence.mp3


Dependency Demographics is a performance and installation progressing through Hamburger Bahnhof, originating outside in the back of the museum and concluding in the front garden. Occurring twice within this space, one cycle of the performance spans the entirety of the main hall. This performance puts into concert a multitude of elements including physical choreography, digital appliance, sculptural installation, to present a disturbing timeline of social and technological progress, regression, and hypothetical empathy.

Dependency Demographics is a collaboration with Jonas Wendelin that reinterpreted a past performance of Teachworth’s titled Cultural Shock, wherein a cell phone with 3D rendered video displaying the performers face is taped to the performers head. Now, for D.D a company of five performers each with a digital embodiment migrates two aluminum architectures (travois) transporting a multitude of blue ceramic vessels by Wendelin through Hamburger Bahnhof. Their journey presents a nomadic choreographed performance and installation depicting a fictional, forthcoming yet prehistoric narrative of geopolitical trajectories.

When placed in a public context the element of the cellular device fastened to the skull functions as both a visual and audio mechanism, describing the narrative of each character story as well as chorographical guidance to the performer and surrounding audience members. The gesture of forcibly tapping the device on the head causes limited visibility, reconfiguring natural body language and inhibiting the performer to use sight as a guide. Over the course of one hour, 5 performers are each responsible for the observance of their own unique states listed as follows -

Obedience
Violence
Giving
Reliance
Stillness

The performer's fictional digital testimonies, written by Teachworth and created with each performer's unique voice. Projections of disembodied heads were enlarged on surrounding walls. Texts dialogue is fragmented with personal lyric recorded interviews, and at times synced by collective laughter. Each performer shares a personal set of language on past/future realities and the relationship between a bodily experience and the social experience of technology.

The troupe has a choreographed pathway through the architecture, but once a camp is set a concoction referred to as The Colony ( an unidentifiable white liquid blend of flavor and texture) is prepared and offered to the audience to consume.

Included performers: Spencer Seblan, Katrice Dustin, Daniela Schmidtke, Jonas Wendelin, Kathrin Messerschmidt, Analisa Teachworth

cultural shock

Culture Shock 2017

Performance
15 min
Exhibition: Making some words
Changes Gallery, New York, NY 2017

Photographic documentation above
Photography, Harry Hughes

Sound file below


culturalshock.mp3


Cultural Shock is a performance in which the artist enacts a fictive monologue via a cell phone taped to her face, reframing the human form into a digital prosthetic. Transparent duct tape adheres the device to the performer's head exhibiting a reappropriation of the phones uses many uses but traditionally as a tool for communication. A reconfiguration of the device presents the interface as a space for the expression of narrative through machine.

The performance alludes to an overdependence on technology as well as what our new relationships expose. A taping of the screen to the skull is both fragile and aggressively violent examining the materiality of the skin, hair, and facial features. This brutally attached cellular device presents as a new piece of anatomy, speaking and seeing as the performer's eyes and mouth are taped shut. Here the body becomes blindly instructed into action by the alternate, newly adopted, crude, demanding addition reconfiguring natural body language when confronted with an audience.

Played on the phone, video animation of the performers 3D-rendered face describes a dystopian tale of relationship to modern technological systems. The embodied digital persona affixed to the head articulates dialogue and physical actions that dominate over the individual carrier as insignia of our current place with technology. In, Cultural Shock the digital identity instigates an interaction with audience members and commands the performer into lowering physical positions such as kneeling, crawling, and peeling oranges that are handed out for consumption.

conjure migration

Conjure Migration 2016

Performance
35 min
Exhibition: Berlin Biennale 9
Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, DE 2016

Photographic documentation and
Video components above
Photography, Maansi Jain
PDF / Soundtracks below


colors.pdf


black.mp3


green.mp3


lavender.mp3


orange.mp3


Conjure Migration is a performance occurring on a cruise boat traveling down the Spree river through Berlin's city center as part of the performative program of The Berlin Biennale 9.

Upon entering the ship, each audience member receives a detachable cotton polo shirt collar created in collaboration with designer Telfar. The given collars feature four colors: black, green, orange, and lavender. Each color represents four unique fictive characters. By wearing the collar around the neck, everyone is visually acknowledged as their color persona while the entire audience collectively transforms into a unified group identity. Boundaries between performers and audience are lost by the mutual wearing of the collar accessory. The act of being collared implies ownership and designates the characters described below.

Black - Slave
Green - Developer
Orange - No one
Lavender - Freelancer

Each character's story is told in consecutive order during the performance while enacting choreography on stage. One by one the four staged performers assist a fifth unnamed character that represents all, migrating her from each color's fictive story to the next. From the slave, or the developer and so on the choreography they employ examines autonomy within the transformation: Positions like forced actions, wandering, aggression, passivity, employ movements to reclaim lost histories.

The performers unpeel different layers of masks and shirts from the nameless figure and the eventual shedding gestures leave all four colors stories told through the narratives played via a concurrent soundtrack. A verbal score made up of the artists transformed vocals created in collaboration with Aaron David Ross narrates the four characters interpretative journeys identifying each color with a distinctly different tone.

Included performers: Claudio Campo Garcia, Tarren Johnson, Kat Hernandez, Hrefna Hörn Leifsdóttir, Analisa Teachworth

unwrapped

Unwrapped 2014

Performance
Exhibiton: Art Basel Miami, Art Fair Miami, FL 2014

Photographic documentation & clip above
Photography, Naomi Fisher


Unwrapped is a performance where the artist's body presented in front an audience entirely tied up in a multitude of white ribbons that extend from head to toe. By the collective act of audience un-tying, a release of the physical form is revealed to the public by their own hands over time, illustrating an intervention. Passers-by, unravel the ribbon at their discretion ultimately exposing the entire surface of the body un-restrained bit by bit.

The intimate area surrounding the human form is transmuted into a haptic space and stimulates aggregate group movement. The performance includes not only the end reveal but the time it takes to become fully tied up. So the tedious presentation crumbles entirely as the performance ensues for however long it may take for the public to execute the unraveling in totality. Therefore within each the active gesture of undoing the ties, the fabrics hold releases. A choice becomes embedded within the crowd as well as the individual; a problem is to be solved that creates a unification of task sharing and devoted direction.

technological trust offer

Technological Trust Offer 2013

Performance
Exhibition: Blasting Voice
Suzanne Geiss Gallery, New York, NY 2013

Photographic documentation & clip above
Photography, Todd Weinstein

PDF


script.pdf


Technological Trust Offer is a performative work that merges several elements such as video projection, conversational dialogue, and sculpture into one. The artist is presented on a stage conversing with a scripted chatbot that impersonates human perception via an algorithm written by an anonymous human, regarding the nature of its understanding of human emotions like empathy, and death. The development of spoken narrative with the said bot, questions the values of technology and shared futures of labor.

Simultaneously a video is projected that depicts a body is entirely covered in plastic sheeting seated on the roof of a building and disrupts the colloquy of concurrent actions - conversation and painting flowers. The plastic covers the entire physical form indicative of a suffocation experience or means to death.

During the discussion with the digital consciousness, the artist builds sculptures composed of living white flowers and glass water bottles by spraying them with a cemented spray paint and white paint. The spontaneous creation of unique bouquets visualizes ephemerality, decay process, and an ability for dramatic change in all material. This performative gesture illustrates transformative deliberated alchemy. These sculptural floral arrangements they become forever preserved, shielded from the procession of time. The sculptures are then handed out to the audience to keep as a trust offer.

battle against inertia

Battle Against Inertia 2012

Performance
20min
Exhibition: Four minutes, thirty-three seconds
Legal Art Space, Miami FL 2012

Photographic documentation above
Photography, Kerry McLaney


Battle Against Inertia is a performance where the artist hangs from the ceiling engaged in an act of public suspension by a harness device of her contrivance. To battle against inertia is a protest against the inability to advance or to move, represented by a total stillness. Over the course of time suspended in an elevated position, the artist reached the point of unconsciousness unbeknownst to lookers and was taken down after a defined amount of observation focused on the hung figure occurred.

An unspoken rapport takes place with the viewers who witness. The contemplation and the uncertainty of why the body is lifeless is a reflection of the human fascination and spectacle of viewing the body in a state of liminal suspense. In this sense, the gesture alludes to the historical act of a hanging, wherein a public audience would willfully witness a body that would never again activate, experience, hold life. This particular gesture calls on the point in time, where a pacified moment of stillness remains after life force energy has been separated from the physical.

endless movement

www.basicbeing.me/endless

Endless Movement 2016 & 2012

Website
www.basicbeing.me/endless

Exhibition: Like New Landscape
Pablo's Birthday Gallery, New York, NY 2014

Photo stills above


Endless Movement is a website displaying multiple videos that endlessly loop created with a score by Arca, that's comprised of the artist's vocals. The site continuously plays the footage regardless of a viewer's presence negating focus on the progression of linear time. With the absence of a marked beginning or end, a user can arrive at any point in within the sequence of footage. The eternal internet channel transforms the site into space for contemplation and a practice of cyclical exercise.

Endless movement is portal backward in time and reference point for moving forward. One section shows the artist on a mound of minerals engaged in multiple forms of choreography with a chair, investigating positions, function, and placement on the ambiguous amassed pile. Another section of footage subsequently revisits the same site three years later with the artist, chair, and a new figure, who is seen similarly wandering through the landscape. The footage holds an infinite renegotiation of the container's physical topography. Through viewing the site, one views endless recounts of both that which happened and are happening now, as a testament to the trillions of possible pasts affecting the present for as long as it's online and has viewership.

basic being

www.basicbeing.me

Basic Being 2014

Website
www.basicbeing.me

Exhibition: A New Domain Suzannegeiss.net
Suzanne Geiss Gallery, New York, NY 2014

Photo still above


Basic Being is a website depicting a 360 degree -6 sided rotating cube with various video surfaces displayed on each side. The point of view for the user is placed in the center of the cube with verticals that can be moved around into different arrangements. The user can shift the space with the cursor in any direction. Turning multiple vantage points of the cube presents a rearrangement of the composition of moving image while inside the site.

One view of the footage captures adolescence girls standing in formation on the shore in a post-pubescent transformative stare. Looking out onto the horizon in mutual acknowledgment, passivity, and throwing rocks. Other views of the virtual landscape depict a dissection of the sea waves ripping at the ground beneath. The manipulation of video into a sculptural form by transforming space into something flexible and multi-dimensional is further explored in this work.

Merge 2014

Website
www.basicbeing.me/merge

Exhibition: Zero One
Stream Gallery, Brooklyn, New York 2014

Photo stills and clip above
Advised use of headphones


Merge is an interactive website that presents a self-portrait of the artist that explores the etheric dimension of being. A beam of light follows the movement of the cursor, luminously highlighting the figure-forming an immediate contemplative, intimate relationship between the user and the subject matter. The user is invited into a highly private experience accompanied by an intense soundtrack that blends all types of sounds in chaotic concert.

Merge is a site that bequeaths viewers with the artist in an exposed state, where one is evaluating the unseen and perceived in an ominous bedroom. While the bright light emanates from the cursor point of focus, her reflection produces anarchical notes that progress into an élan of heavy breathing, screams, and hums in this composition.

The soundtrack that accompanies this website is extremely confronting and can be very loud, advised use of headphones for an intimate experience.

secrets and lies, 2017

www.cognitivesynergy.net/glove

cogintive synergy

www.cognitivesynergy.net

Cognitive Synergy 2012

Performance & Website
cognitivesynergy.net

Exhibition 1: Next Time One Already
Triskelion Arts, Brooklyn NY 2012

Exhibition 2: Next Time Two Almost
Whitebox Art Center, New York NY 2012

Photo stills & clip above


Cognitive Synergy is a performance spanning the duration of two exhibitions that culminated into a website. Over a period of 34 days, commencing at - Next Time One Already, and concluding at - Next Time Two Almost. Cognitive Synergy took place between these two performance-based shows in New York City. C.G signified a process of detailed self-observance 24 hours a day to question and analyze of the cognitive foundations upon which we are built.

The act of performing was defined by documentation of events that took rigorous record of the artist's life experiences over a set amount of time. Myriad of tools like twitter for record of thoughts, tracking and sleep apps were habitually used and facilitated record of detailed experienced, ultimately producing a flow of constant information. Routines, dietary, supplements, and other self-realized experiments were all recorded. The objective of this rapid live self-archaeology was to reach a synergy of various elements - obscurity, urges, habit, order vs. randomness. Anything thought or felt, dreamed, was to be preserved to reach an undefined consensus externalized to the digital.

C.G aimed to question how privacy influences and impacts the psyche under a shared digital existence. In 2012, we were collectively facing what would be the dawn of the full integration of social media absorption as commonplace. A twitter handle, Existing Self - was publicly shared, acquired real followers, and anticipated the human as a pure streaming feed of data. Existing self-was, not a scripted act and could not be separated from real time. Existing self-was not the measuring/anticipating of a performance that would be presented or interpreted as documentation after the fact. It was about capturing of the present in the present - senses, emotion, experience, ultimate cognition through technology. The feed was sharing the authentic experience at 100% of my conscious aptitude and observing the complicated motivations through examination. What remains on the website from the feed is now a cylindrical poem, operated by keyboard cursors < >.

Designing a system for the self to immediately share everything publicly was more about the deconstruction of choice vs. the building of a work. The process of C.G ended in revealing an inner excavation of motivations, desire, abundant effect, and the unexpected. After 34 days of performing the results, publically presented at White Box Art Center via a live presentation. What remains on the site is an extensive collection/preservation of archived life as Existing Self, capturing the intimate to the banal from within that period of 34 days.

Jump 2012

Website
www.cognitivesynergy.net/jump

Photo stills above


Jump is a website containing footage of a landscape near the artist's place of birth in rural Michigan frequently revisited. The video is broken by roman numerals 1-3, illustrating the passing of time and a the moment in which we presently exist. Below the video, a sentence reads "Such a state of things cannot always exist."

The site signifies the impermanence of surrounding and lends perspective on our fleeting nature. Jump examines the environment as it was then, a day in 2012. Clouds streaming across the sky, water, forest, the act simple act of swimming out, experienced within a singular moment but proposes a question for the future. This piece stands a stewardship for developing a more profound relationship with the capricious elements lost in futures to come.

all that she wants

All That She Wants 2016

Short film
10min
Mexico City, Mexico

Press

i-D VICE
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The Fader
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THUMP
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All that she wants is a short film written and directed by the artist with a musical score that incorporates a covered version of the 1992 Ace of Base song, All that she wants, by musician Lafawndah.

‘All that she wants’ is the reinterpretation of an already familiar song. The short film portrays the journey of a person who finds themselves becoming alive again. This enigmatic tale describes a situation where one might be dead or perhaps even both alive and dead at the same time. The portrayal of the main character is a particular journey and an allegory of reclamation and the processing awakening.

Nameless, the main character played by writer and artist Masumi Rioja arises from underground and pushes against the portrayal of assigned gender roles and stereotypical tropes, crafting a new archetype both hero and heroine. The narrative sparsely speckled with subtitles forms moments filled with sorrow, and loneliness but ultimately speaks to the glamor of autonomy and a perseverance of the right to be one's true self under any consequence.

By re-framing the question, what is... All that she wants? There is an attempt to reconfigure the notions of what's asked and expected of us through the twisted rebirth tale. Encounters blur, underlying social concepts relating to interpersonal relationships and their meanings are tangled. Through visual language, the film aims to capture and rediscover representation of those who live nonconformist identities while paying homage to displaced individuals who, for many reasons, have marginalized personal histories.

Score: Lafawndah
Cast: Masumi Rioja, Roberto Sanchez, Bree Zucker, Manolo Lira, Oscar Trevino, Tomas Sanchez
DP: Maria Tejeda / EP: Juan Villarreal

prints and various

Prints

Drawing

Book

Photo

Collage

Research


The creation of prints, works on paper and sculptural objects have been a consistent part of the artist's discipline. Teachworth holds a BFA with a focus printmaking and design. Her prints are often embedded with language or present figurative storytelling using a myriad of techniques such as screen printing, drawing, etching, letterpress, and photography.

The creation of visual imagery coupled with the process of bookmaking illustrates a substantial relationship between writing and the textual image. The letterpress prints hint on periods in time and become records of personal history.

You will also find objects in the sculptural form using various materials such as glass, resin, plastic, ceramics, and natural materials.

battery life on dis Images, 2017

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