interactive and time-based digital installations inspired by the work of yayoi kusama

Longer description: Through this project I hope to honor the complexity of Kusama’s lived experiences during those first few years after her immigration to New York — drawing specific attention to recurrent themes of survival, exclusion, and agency. In particular, I am not interested appraising her life or work through the lens of “authenticity”, “performance” or “construction”; these terms are troubled enough in the context of art-making, and increasingly fraught when one considers the liminal emotional and social spaces inhabited by the migrant, the woman of color, and those deemed psychologically “abnormal.”

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