This work was prompted by a thought: plastics will outlive us. We’ve transcended our lifespan as a species through material understood to be inert, passive, dead. Could our conception of such material take on new life and gravity if considered in light of impending human absence?
Strays explores this by representing inanimate objects as unpredictable individuals instead of merely passive matter. I describe objects in excess of human use and prediction. I am fascinated by the ways material bodies affect one another – how material acts without intentionality. I am fixated on the limits of what we can know about the things we encounter in the world, even the things we’ve made.
2020 – ongoing