A project in video, live performance and installation, Little Thefts interrogates the fantasy of the Male Genius, to both undermine and, as a female artist, to occupy it. I’m exposing the anxieties inherent in the myth of the male genius: anxieties that I am both biologically excluded from, but also inevitably shaped by. In these “little thefts,” I steal language, performance sequences, fantasies and visual elements from male artists, cult leaders and politicians, famous and lesser-known. My videos in this series (Three Little Thefts, 2011) have shown both at the UAG and at workspace gallery in Los Angeles and I was invited by Movement Research to perform the next set of “little thefts” at their Residency Series at Judson Church in New York (2011).
For My Enemies: Portrait of MW (2009)
Little Thefts, in-process work performed at Movement Research at Judson Church Residency series. (2011)