2017 Furthermore Space - Portland, OR
Same same, but different is like using a simile to describe something.
It describes the futility in translation of meaning and how I relate to the world through objects of my experience. Objects that sit between us and reveal the same same, but know it will always be different. How much can I make same same same until it all doesn’t mean anything at all?
By mining common and historical objects, I push my identity outside of colonizing methodologies that impose a priority of originality, completeness, and orientation. Through the misuse of plaster molds and castration of function, these objects capture the identity of the object in flux. Without same same, we have curt definitions of what is without ambiguity. I deconstruct the world where things are categorized into neat boxes. The world where we know exactly how much to pay for heritage, humanity, and heaven.