I create a variety of situations and environments, using installation, media, performance and unscripted interactions, where viewer and viewed are mutually affecting, often engaging audiences in the context of their real lives. I work as a catalyst, using art to connect people across and within communities and to each other individually. My goal is to shift culture by creating unusual alliances and new modes of thought. In my work, I marry the sensory, intuitive nature of art with the problem-solving of scientific investigation, and my long experience with dance improvisation and laboratory research feeds my methods. Over the past ten years I have been experimenting with new performance forms that use physical interaction, directed wandering, technological intervention, conversation, and imaginative play to incite spontaneous community and investigate the ways we connect with each other and the world around us. One thread that is consistent through all my work is an interest in the life of our bodies in relationship to built environments, technology, and social lives.
I believe that part of my job as an artist is to nurture other artists and encourage creativity in all different types of people, and I am committed to creating innovative dialogues across all creative disciplines. I do this through formal and informal teaching and mentoring, and through Culture Push, an organization I created with artists Arturo Vidich and Aki Sasamoto. Culture Push runs programs that encourage participation and interaction as an integral part of an ongoing cultural dialogue.