BBP Gallerie, "Here, without -", 2015
As resident artist to BBP Gallerie in its yearlong “Here, without -” curation project, I was matched to Israeli and Palestinian artists to engage artistically with the issues raised by the Israeli-Palestinian relationship.
I developed an individual, mixed-media installation, [Phase] Transitioning. Composed of wax sculptures and a video projection, the piece examines the experience of desensitization as part of the process of art- and reality- making.
“Here, without-” culminated with an exhibition at Harvard's Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts in May and a 10-day trip to Israel–Palestine in June of 2015.
Photo by Lauren A. Sierra for the Harvard Crimson.
Where Do We Go From Here
Harvard University, 2017
Where Do We Go From Here — a structure of 14 three-sided columns made of Plexiglas and aluminum — was a public art installation displayed on Harvard University's campus. It was conceived in the wake of the results of the Association of American Universities-led sexual conduct survey ("Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct"), which was distributed to every degree-seeking student at Harvard during the spring of 2015.
Along with co-creator Devon Guinn 17', I conceived of this interactive artwork to engage the University in exploring the statistics that were presented along with a key theme underlying the report—community. Many students participated in fabricating and/or interacting with these columns, which were hosted previously by the Harvard residential Houses and student common spaces for a two-week period. Students were invited to write and draw on the columns, or express private thoughts on notes placed inside them. The completed columns were later presented, for viewing only, as a single art installation for a week during the Harvard ARTS FIRST Festival. They were placed in Harvard's iconic Tercentenary Theater.
The project was supported financially by the Harvard Office for the Arts and logistically by OFA Director Jack Megan, along with the assistance of artist Ross Miller ’77 as technical adviser and consultant.
See news articles about the project here:
Harvard Gazette: "Making art, making community: Students organize an art installation in response to the sexual assault survey" (April 13, 2016).
Harvard Crimson: "Students’ Art Installation Asks Harvard to Reflect on Sexual Assault" (April 13, 2016).
Photo by Shraddha Gupta for the Harvard Gazette.