On the Upkeep of Demanding Shapes
On the Upkeep of Demanding Shapes explores the symbiotic relationships between the self, the maker, and the made. What are our responsibilities towards that which we create? How do our strategies of well-being affect the state of the objects we choose to put out into the world? How do we remain aware, informed, and open to influences in our environment, while retaining a sense of groundedness and sanity? When is distraction valuable and necessary vs. destructive and unproductive? This performative piece presents a demanding object with an accompanying set of invented tools for its required constant upkeep and attention from the maker. As a result, this dependent relationship eventually interrupts a series of gestures of basic human needs.