Writing is means to continue my work and an opportunity to extend the inquiry beyond the performance. As an artist, writing about your own work makes you think more critically about your decisions and actions – where they came from and what they mean. It forces you to contextualize your actions into a greater discussion. For me, writing is a learning process and part of my practice where the selection of words is just as hard if not harder than creating the form.
As I look back my own body of work through the lens of writing – things that were once anomalies are now patterns. My obsession with: food, the everyday, communities, systems, research, groceries, etc. They keep coming back – and that’s what it’s like to be passionate about something. With time, you begin to trust that whatever you love (or hate) will keep coming back – to bring you inspiration, teach you lessons and move you forward.