Materials are becoming over being, engaging change and transformation over fixed states. They emerge with energies that surpass their physicality. They are impermanent, precarious, and unraveling, with a potential for active change that is beyond us, possessing their own agency.
Water is inherently active, always becoming, continually taking shape while never assuming one. In its collaboration with other matter, territories are carved out to reveal unnoticed and new characteristics. Water passes through salt blocks; walls and floors are saturated; salt crystalizes as the air humidifies. These disruptions filter place through impurification. The two combine in to one and other, pointing to the interruptions within: sites of porosity, channels of both restriction and passage.
Working between past and future without a present forces a reordering of the space/time relationship. Time as dislocation, provoking matter to reinvent itself, offers both risk and opportunity. Becoming allows continual engagement and motion through duration. This duration of process reveals action and intervals which exist outside of a linear progression and advance as an irretrievable place.
The works ephemeral environments are minimal in construction yet complete in their implication. Their shifting scales and mobility disclaim a fully resolved reference and undermine the totality of a static form and function. As self-obscuring topographies, they reveal significant intervals between matter and form. Materials push against surfaces while simultaneously fraternizing with their structures. As the process continues to diffuse and disfigure, it does not weaken, but instead becomes an evolving other. In dialogue with the spaces they inhabit, these environments are shaping and being shaped, and make necessary an inquiry into the role of one’s body in relation to various structures and materials.