The notion of running out of time, wasting time, and saving time is prevalent in contemporary ethos, and our effort to use our time wisely drives progress. This conflicted relationship to time is indicative of our product orientated culture. Through this work I raise the question of how one can remove themselves from the societal expectations of time well spent? What does it mean to intentionally work slow? How can I position myself with time, rather than against it?
I strive for inefficiency through the use of repetitive hand labor. Central to this work is the contrast in speed between profit-driven productivity and the instantaneousness of our society with the slow deliberateness of processes within my studio. I dwell on mundane artifacts of contemporary life in an attempt to prolong the passing of time. This work leans on the processes of the past, the materials of the present and is a method of stalling the coming of the future.