I'm honored to be part of Real/Ideal: Turning Utopia Into Reality at the Mills Gallery through September 17. The exhibition itself challenges existing notions of curating in an attempt to reflect on the ideal exhibition. The works, although selected by David Guerra, are ultimately presented by the public who are asked to co-curate, design and share their personal narratives within the space through the gallery’s floor plan and the artwork.
In the three pieces in the show, I imagine a dystopian reality where the only available shelter is on one’s back and the cost of real estate is so exorbitant that even a chunk of asphalt becomes a precious commodity. As sculptural objects, these works present one possible reality. But as performance ephemera from Interdependence Day Walk With William 7/3/17, they are props in an ongoing conversation with William DeLove, my homeless, wheelchair-bound friend about the economic inequality in Boston, how much we need to survive and how, together, we can create a more interdependent future. Exhibited is a photograph of a dress that I wore during a performance walk with William, erected as a tent, two miniature worlds I created from the largest pieces we carried, and the "Cautionary Sack" I carried with seven pieces that remain undeveloped.