Research

My research studies how the meanings we make with art objects are configured through the specific ways we encounter them.

It questions what are the social settings, emotional textures, rules and regulations that permeate these encounters? And, what role do art objects themselves play in structuring the places we encounter them, and inviting certain responses?

I have mainly carried this research through my doctoral work on the photobook, as an emergent, experiential, portable and multiple artistic form and commodity. Additional projects include popular culture museum collections and paint-by-numbers art.

I approach these interests with a more-than-human perspective to look at other agencies and affects in art encounters. In particular, I am exploring how autoethnography and feminist new materialist ethico-onto-epistemology can create new understandings for products of creativity and collaboration.