iv for cold blood

Reptile Function
2017
video
1 hour, 31 minutes


Currently I am reconsidering what is intimated when we reference the lizard brain. I am beginning to reach for different ways of touching our reptilian impulse, wondering if lizards offer secrets about the contemporary human more so than dominant industrial culture uncans on our behalf. Though preferring to act without words, can the reptilian speak advice on navigating the deluge of this current moment?

This interest germinated from an unnamable bump in my gut when I saw an old image of the dancer, Lucia Joyce. It rooted this summer in Chicago while getting familiar with a wall of English Ivy on Kinzie Street. It’s been fed by post-Irma news reports of alligators hiding in Florida’s toxic flood waters. And it persists, as long as debates pool over the cognitive fitness of key world leaders and move me to question my own mental state.

The first installment of these explorations will be shown in Virginia at Norfolk Arts’ Offsite Gallery from January 19th to March 9th, 2018.

Please help me raise the funds to pay for final image printing and transport of my work to Virginia. More information about the show and to make a donation can be found HERE.