Here is a collection of works I (currently) think of as representative.
The collection itself ought to suggest as to what these works are (currently) representative of.
Where the two forces intra-act (hypothesis and evidence) is where either of us might be given the opportunity to recognise value. What might become valuable to either of us, then, is impossible to anticipate. Best I can hope for is to create the conditions for the possibility of its emergence, its recognition.
I will leave this as a note here, then perhaps come back to it on a later date:
I think it’s true that I’ve never made anything (of value) without having first received an encouraging, supportive gift. A gift, that is, of a resource. And since I’ve never yet secured a project grant of my own, everything that I’ve ever made I’ve made because existing resources have been shared with me, always as a result of direct action. Meaning, there was always a person involved; a curious, sometimes confused, sometimes reluctant person, but a person who decided it was in their interest to share their resources with me. Every of the works listed above wouldn’t have existed were I not to have been given an invitation, a room, some money, or attention. Every of the works listed above wouldn’t have existed were I not to have been shown kindness and awarded trust. This is true of collaborators as well as producers, artistic directors, editors, etc. These works, then, exist within the realm of a gift economy. The more I think about it, the more I think I never want to make work in any other way.