I’m really interested in finding a way to work with you: to find a link between our interests in work, debt, value, self worth, feminism, care, and your imagination. I have worked with many groups, individuals, and institutions– provokong them to see how they function as it relates to their values around money and human connection. I am no expert, but I will sit with anyone until we figure out how we can make things feel and function in a humane and politically un-compromised way.
What does that look like? Here are some ideas:
Host an Institutional Dreaming Session: Your group or institution is in crisis. We pay constituents to spend the night, lulling them into a dream state and waking them up throughout the night to discuss their dreams. This sounds crazy, but it works.
Debt Visualizations: The debt visualization project involves leading participants to imagine their debt as a substance, a thing, or a space. It is a way to witness the impact of economics on the unconscious, specifically the experience of holding, witnessing, or fearing predatory corporate debts. The process itself is essentially a discussion of the participant’s experiences with money or with owing; personal stories or objective thoughts about debt followed by a guided visualization. The material generated through this process is a transcription of a conversation that weaves the conscious and unconscious, intellectual and physical experience of debt.
Fedora Archive: I’ll hire and train an actor to have a tantrum about the unspeakable issue that everyone is afraid to talk about at your organization, meeting, or event.
Agitation Yoga: I teach yoga to soften very hard people into reorienting around political issues. I use a kundalini practice mixed with political and theoretical commentary about work, politics, and economics.
Events: I organize large festival and panel events with my broad network of radical thinkers and doers where complex political issues are faced in an atmosphere colored by humor, creative problem solving and mutual support.
Lectures: I give lectures about what is possible within a very hard political system based on my own experience and art practice.
Angry Letters: I write really angry, extremely diplomatic letters on behalf of others. One example of many is here.
Auxiliary Credit Reports: I make alternative credit reports to represent people as more than a number as they seek employment or housing.
Political Organizing: I have organized communities from the ground up, even in states like Texas. Recently I have focused on Adjuncts organizing in higher education, but previously I’ve worked on large campaigns for debt resistance and prison abolition.
Graphic Design: I’ve been an undercover graphic designer for years. My portfolio is here.
My work is not art for the art world alone, it is for people everywhere who are surviving in the financialized landscape. This means you. I do have rates for my services and I am also interested in alternative forms of valuing my time and energy.