Born 1970, Baltimore. Lives and works in Philadelphia.
Tanya Leighton, Los Angeles
Come Out, Come Out, Art on the Underground, Transport for London
What Do We Want, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin
Whitney Biennial, New York
It’s Human Nature?, Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg (forthcoming)
Comizi d’Amore, Georg Kargl, Vienna (forthcoming)
Contemporanea International Film Festival, Turin (forthcoming)
(Wahl-) Familie, Die, Wir, Sind, Kunstmuseum Ravensburg
What is the Proper Way to Display a Flag?, Museum für moderne Kunst, Weserburg
Paint the Protest, Off Paradise, New York
To Begin Again: Artists and Childhood, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Shifting the Silence, SFMoMA, San Francisco
Performing Past-Present: Transforming Reenactment, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Pennsylvania
A Decade of Acquisitions of Works on Paper, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
After August Sander, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen
Parole is a multiple-channel video installation that is composed of semi-autonomous video “scenes” that compose a non-linear narrative about voice, body and desire. Focusing around a central character who moves through the piece recording sound but never speaking, Parole attempts to tease out a relationship between politics and desire, intimacy and estrangement, and speaking and listening.
The video installation is composed of footage that is shot in New York, London, Frankfurt and Istanbul, Turkey as well as in a non-determined “apartment” location where she lives and records the minutiae of her daily life as she lives it. Friends and lovers come to visit, she makes tea, she showers and she listens to the radio.
The work is an extension of the major concerns of my practice and its in-depth, ongoing investigation into the intersections between history, politics and speech.