In preparation for Intersections, opening in Austin on Nov 4, we were interviewed by an art historian who is writing an essay for the exhibition. The show features two alumni from the MFA program at The University of Texas and their faculty mentors, and looks at how their work both intersects and diverges. The questions were particularly thought-provoking.
Q: Where does your interest in myth and archetype come from? Why are you using them in your work?
A: Myths and archetypes are truths stripped of the details. They encapsulate common human experiences and distill them into stories that can change with the times and circumstances. Myths are plot; archetypes, character. It’s a flexible system that can bend into any permutation: a concept that lends itself very well to the kind of video art we are interested in making.