Born Rach Gia, Viet Nam
Currently based in Los Angeles.
My work is focused on questions of capitalist hegemony, postcoloniality, and hegemony within art, representation, and imaging. The Psychology of Repetition is a series of single images comprising a larger body of work that produces these questions. The work examines repetition as a human impulse through a range of lenses, including personal confession, Freudian theory, and the histories of colonialisation, globalized culture, and economy.
In the spirit of undermining conventions of historic imaging and representation, the nature of my practice is interdisciplinary and research oriented. The work itself tends to take the form of interactive installation and architectural modification that incorporate and re-present traditional art objects (drawing, painting, photography, sculpture) as well as “new media” (video, sound, interactive media). My hope is that viewers will become aware of themselves perceiving and consuming “art” and reconsider the politics of representation as critical and active participants.