IN DEEP SEA DIVING I USE INTERACTIVE COSTUME AND VIDEO TO EXPLORE THE ABYSS AND PARASITIC PAIR BONDING OF THE DEEP SEA ANGLER-FISH; THE FEMALE IS HUGE, BEAUTIFULLY GROTESQUE AND RESOURCEFUL. SHE CAN CARRY SEVERAL PARASITIC MALES AT A TIME; USING THEM FOR SPERM, FEEDING THEM WITH HER BLOOD.

 

IN THE DARKNESS OF THE ABYSS, SHE USES HER BIOLUMINESCENT LURE AS A SIGNAL TO BOTH VICTIMS FOR SUSTENANCE AND PARASITIC MALES FOR REPRODUCTION.

 

THIS DUALITY OF BIOLUMINESCENCE ECHOES PARASITIC ELEMENT OF OUR RELATIONSHIPS, THOUGH SOMETIMES TOXIC, OTHERS SYMBIOTIC. I AM INTERESTED IN THE NEGATIVE AND POSITIVE ASPECTS TO THESE PARASITIC UNIONS, CHALLENGING WITH PERFORMANCE AND VIDEO OUR SOCIAL CONSTRUCT OF GENDER AND AND SEX.