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There are two significant memories from my childhood in the 1970s that inform my
artistic vision. First, when I was becoming increasingly aware of my "minority" status within
the predominantly white schools that I attended, my mother expanded my reality with her
utopic future visions of a racially complex, culturally hybridized "Black Planet," where
difference was the rule and sameness the exception. Secondly, as a kid, I would track the
technology that people left behind. I would collect radios, cameras and circuit boards,
marveling at their seemingly magical abilities to communicate across time and space.
Inspired by artists who re-imagine themselves as extra-terrestrials, robots or machines,
Attachment Theories" is a collection of interactive works that investigate the ways that
race/gender/sexual orientation affect ideas of the self and the ways in which technology has been
used to perform self re-definition.
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