The (Un)formed Dances are a series of videos, where a clay sculpture was made - filmed, edited, and then destroyed. When working on this series, I was interested in having something still operate in perpetual motion. I also thought about the relationship between a physical object and its digital representative. What happens when only a record of something remains, and is it even the same as the original? Furthermore what does it mean to be in perpetual motion, are these things performing for the viewer, or dancing alone?
These videos, when exhibited, are on a loop
Video - 3:58 This performance for video focuses on the character "Kookamunga". Initially as a way for me to have an artistic outlet for my mother's passing, Kookamunga is a nostalgic personal project, as my mother filled my childhood home with an immense amount of penguin kitsch.
Kookamunga, to me is a coping mechanism, where I can speak about loss and mourning in my work in a different way than I do with clay. Mentioning of spiritual planes, visitations, claims of being a transient apparition, Kookamunga is all of this - and interestingly highlights my interests in occultism, esotericism and the new(er) relationship those topics have to the internet and / or digital media. Kookamunga can become things, as this ready made costume has a large breadth; from social street performances to feature films and in this instance, silly yet informative teaching methods. On my Youtube and Vimeo channels, more videos of Kookamunga, will soon be featured.