STATE (OF MIND)
This work began with an interrogation of the language around our State(nation) and how it impacts our state of mind/psyche. Words and phrases like ‘just a small country’, ‘developing nations’, ‘island’ ( and its connotations of ‘isolation’) and how this can subconsciously affect ideas of self. During this performance, done alone on an uninhabited Islet, I made a new space for myself as a reference point- a moment in time- where I separated state and state of mind. With the empty island acting as a blank slate, I traced myself, dug out my negative shape and filled the space with my body, creating a new landscape and connection with an ‘imaginary’ place outside of my nation.
With my recent work I continue to think on themes of transience, isolation, agility, resilience and adaptation as it relates to the Caribbean.