How is it that ideologies and information are passed down from one generation to the next? Is it in the material makeup of objects and their ties to political cultures of economics, colonialism, racism and sexism? Is it transmitted through the repetition of text and advertising techniques? Does traditional oral culture, memory and knowledge also still serve as an important cultural transducer?
Working with materials that I encounter in my everyday life I have been creating multi-disciplinary works for the last 10 years that address these questions. I am especially interested the idea of inheritance and the value of objects but also of information, more specifically women's traditional knowledge and it's transference from one generation to the next.
Using a set of found objects or ideas I group a series of work around that common theme, paying close attention to the spaces in between the objects/text/photos/author/reader/generations where the knowledge or idea changes direction or hands. Materials vary greatly in my work depending on the subject matter but can linked between projects. One set of ideas consistently expands and leads to the next project.
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