Graphs and Feelings (2018)
Wood and MDF scraps, paint, wire, epoxy Clay
Audre Lorde describes forms of truth that are felt rather than proven by evidence, through “disciplined attention to the true meaning of 'it feels right to me.'” While I seek to embody this orientation I come up against my own internalized capitalist metrics of self-worth. I examine my constant participation in data collection as a digital user, the feelings behind the numbers, and the interrelations of work, play, and mental health.
When I am sad I tend to make more phone calls. When I am happy I tend to miss more calls. How does one’s lived experience become quantified and what is the urge to quantify? I mimic and interrupt the authoritative aesthetics of data using material scraps from my studio.