I make art with a feminist’s ideology, a hacker’s mentality, and a child’s curiosity. This three-pronged approach is a third wave feminist intervention into contemporary children’s commodity culture and technology through digital media. I am intrigued by uncanny and visceral reactions to robotic toys that mimic or disrupt defined animal and human interaction and behavior. I investigate these commodities through the processes of taxidermy and hacking to uncover the intertwined relationships. Material and immaterial qualities of gendered electronic toys allow me to deconstruct, reconstruct, and re-engender these objects both physically and conceptually. I capture through digital media subtle glitches in perceptions of time, grinding electrical motors, and ingrained cultural norms of human and animal relationships.


Touch 'N Go
Played Out
Sensoral Hack
Petting for Pleasure
Taxidermy Time

Butterscotch's Breath
Left to Her Own Devices
Glossy Transference


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