Emotional Illiteracy is an ongoing body of work (2020 – present) of paper and animated cgi video collage, of both found and authentic imagery. The work references violent personal experiences and employs a volatile and frenetic kind of energy. The work concerns that emotional illiteracy , taught, and ubiquitous in a masculinity that is aggressive and reactionary. It references that projection of character that is both self and outwardly destructive. That destructive character is embraced as a means of channeling a creative drive. The works seek to promote a subjective and pluralistic interpretation of the masculine. This body of work is made through a delicate and meditative process of reassembly. In September 2021 it was selected to take park in the Lahti Fringe, and afforded a first opportunity to exhibit these works in a public space.
Works exhibited in office space of Fellmania Convention Centre as part of Lahti Fringe 2021