Performance art

Or simply, performance.

traditionally interdisciplinary. spontaneous or otherwise carefully planned with or without audience participation. . the performer's body. The actions of an individual or a group at a particular place and in a particular time constitute the work. The performance can be live or via media. performance art is a performance presented to an audience. or presence in a medium. It can be any situation that involves four basic elements: time. in any venue or setting and for any length of time.In art. random or carefully orchestrated. space. Performance art can happen anywhere. and a relationship between performer and audience. Performance may be either scripted or unscripted. the performer can be present or absent.

Later. Spending my formative years immersed in the world of politicians and PR led to a fascination with the possibilities of repackaging source texts and adding superficial modifications that would profoundly alter perception.ARTIST'S STATEMENT Growing up in Washington. . D. I worked as a press staffer on the Obama Campaign.. What the audience ultimately unpackaged was a personal interpretation of an already mediated re-presentation.C. I had the opportunity to work as a press intern on Capitol Hill throughout high school and college.

the material objects. I paint the surfaces of the human subjects. . interactive installations as well as permanent photographic indices of these experiences. which I have covered in layers of acrylic paint. I construct and then photograph ephemeral installation sets that feature an assemblage of found objects and live models.In my current work. I present my ephemeral portrait/performances as both live. foreground. and the architecture of the installations so as to collapse the subject. and background into one continuous plane.

By using paint as a mask that mimics the surface attributes of my source materials. I repurpose the common codes of painting and create a reciprocal self-referentiality in which the reference envelops its referent. . The time-based portrait/performance installation is mediated through still photography. providing a record of the performative act in which the codes for representation/painting and indexicality/photography converge.