I am an artist, researcher, poet and shapeshifter working on the intersection of body and language. By examining their abilities to simultaneously admit and exclude, I hope to uncover counternarratives while still acknowledging these exclusions as inextricable from violence. Yet, in spite of that, a story of survival can still be told. They reveal themselves in performances, installations and poetry, though morphing into many more forms.
Currently, I’m investigating the revival, reclamation and (re)inscription of traditional tattoo practices and engage in semi-fictional narratives as a mode of critical speculation. By departing from mythology, folklore and oral histories, I situate ancestral traditions in contemporary urban life. My work desires to question the power of perception and re-suture narratives of classification.