Translocation is one outcome of a four-month studio residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris between September and December of 2014. During this time, I continued to explore ideas of repeated engagement by walking, site-representation, navigation, mapping, and discovering narratives in the realms of both the historical and fictional. Walking over 700 kilometers in and around Paris, my work took me on a journey through a city rich with vibrancy and energy.
Translocation is as much an exhibition as it is a notebook of discoveries and discrepancies that come with anticipation and research against lived experience and the unexpected. Finding myself within a place both foreign and similar for a period of time, I inadvertently explored not only the city, but also of the self – observation/contemplation, place/home/truths/fictions, needs/desires. Reflective text, documentation, video and sound all act as modes of retelling a dynamic ‘site’ in ways that are sometimes literal and sometimes abstract.
Translocation speaks across a myriad of intersections observed, influenced, and imagined by being present.