Among Dreams traces the invisible histories of Queer American soldiers through short experimental films, photographic portraits, quilt-work, text-based art and collages. Works incorporate new, appropriated and archival materials to interpret and explore interviews conducted since 2011 by the artist herself with active duty soldiers and veterans across the U.S. Oral histories combined with soldiers’ nighttime dreams offer a visceral palette to re-form a landscape largely inhabited but widely unseen.
In 2014 276 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped in the town of Chibok by terrorist group Boko Haram, which literally translates to "Western Education is Forbidden."
With more than 63 million girls out of school globally, My Sweet Love addresses the gender inequity in education and attempts to identify and disarm the violent and pervasive silencing of women and girls that is deprivation of the right to education.
Studio, artistic research. Process ongoing.
: A Workshop and Book Collaboration between Artist and Inmates, 2012/2013
Among Dreams is a workshop and book collaboration between artist and inmates. Artworks were produced to illustrate violent male offenders' histories and nighttime dreams, culled from a 2012 dreamcircle and writing workshop in the The San Francisco County Jail #5, co-facilitated by Chelsea Rae Klein and Danica Von Hartwig in collaboration with Resolve to Stop the Violence's Manalive program.
Video and installation documetation, ongoing.
Transgender icon Amanda Lepore with Nicki M'nray, photographed in Lepore's NYC apartment. Commissioned by Vitrine: A Printed Museum.