Supported by the Chicago Artist Coalition Envision Grant and a 2021 residency with High Concept Labs Programming and AI consultation by Alice Mira Chung, Illustration and Art Direction by Anna Strain.
With support from the Chicago Artist Coalition Envision Grant and a 2021 residency with High Concept Labs, I am developing a new work “Football Practice” that will feature a series of interactive workshops and exhibition of real time simulation that speculate upon a re imagined future of the game of football from a feminist perspective. Ra Ra is a football simulation based on popular sports simulators such as Madden. Building on themes of player statistics, and personality attributes, emergent forms of play are constructed from AI algorithms that are modified with new rules based on feminist interpretations of competition, masculinity, and consensual violence. Over a series of public workshops, participants will “hack” the game of football through critical and speculative character design of the 22 player positions in the game inspired by surrealist exquisite corpses. These collectively constructed teams then play out via real time simulation in a final presentation to take place this coming winter 2021/22.
Part of the 2021 Terrain Biennial: K.I.T (Keep in Touch). Hosted by Buddy Chicago.
Terrain Exhibitions brings contemporary art where it is most needed and least expected: yards, front steps, windows, porches, and roofs in residential neighborhoods across the U.S. (and beyond). This is an act of radical decentralization, taking art from privileged urban centers and bringing it into everyday spaces. By forging partnerships between artists and citizens, we create greater access for new and underserved audiences for contemporary art, empowering neighbors to make private spaces public in a spirit of generosity and collaboration.
Anything Can Be A Dragon, Anything Can Be A Snake
January 10th - February 4th 2022.
A two person exhibition with Kristin Abhalter- Smith in the Fine Arts Center Gallery at North Eastern Illinois University. The exhibition features a collection of works that delve into the aesthetics of form and play. The exhibition features inflatable sculptures, wearable art, and site-responsive installations that explore movement and the mechanisms of hype and spectacle.