Deployment: The Plight of Ought Performance #1; University of Iowa in University Heights, IA
Artist Statement: Gottfried Leibniz famously argued that the actual world—the world we inhabit—is the best of all possible worlds. Other worlds, however, can be a valuable tool in understanding our reality. Combining sculpture, performance, and film (disdaining “movie magic”), I present viewers with alternative worlds that are maybe not so different from our own. The conclusion that the possible is the actual will, I hope, move viewers past dismissal of my world and toward engagement with it.