My work uses a process of reenactment and recontextualization of found narratives from mass culture to create moments of crisis centered around the interplay of self-awareness and self-deception in everyday intimacies. When crisis causes both narrative and performance to fall apart and reveal the complexities of the distinctions between acting and non-acting, viewership and performance, a new theatrical truth emerges that confronts both performers and viewers with the extent to which the line between acting and non-acting is blurred in their enactment - on- and off-screen - of those intimacies. It's in these moments that I look for, and seek to document, what I consider to be the core of such narratives: an enchantment - sometimes seductive, sometimes controlling - that conditions how much both viewers and performers need in order to stay invested in the story.
The work thereby creates new kinds of intimacies among artist, performer, medium, and viewer. My participation as producer, director, and sometimes performer of such moments of crisis functions in the same way that the mass media "screen" functions as a bank of memory that structures the stories we tell ourselves about everyday life. My work is as much what people see or participate in as it is the things that went into the making of that experience; it's the directing and performance of the piece as much as it is the final product. The final product is as much object as it is documentation of the process.