MFA Blog, Fall 2018: Self Portraits

The body problem: is the body the Self? Or is it the container of the self? What happens to the self as the body is subsumed? Time, which is age, which is a construct.

The self is performed- as much as gender, as much as identity. So too, the body. The way it’s dressed, decorated, presented, absented.

The question, then: How much is public? How much private? Where does my body end and space begin? Where am I located within the body and its spacetime?

All images: Self portraits, 2018

MFA Blog, Fall 2018: Good Bones

I’m thinking a lot recently about the problem of the body; its presence as solid, container of identity, its absence, its ability to be missing, as in missing person. The body from which the person is missing. The body of the person who is missed. The body, vacated, that still exists in the world- somewhere. Out of its context.

All images: photographs through found x-ray film, 2018.
Update: Some of these images will be part of Bump in the Night at Studio 659 in Whiting, IN, opening October 13, 2018.