"The consciousness of what one is is knowing thyself as a product of the historical process to date which has deposited in a you an infinity of traces, without leaving an inventory. It is therefore imperative at the outset to compile such an inventory."
- Antonio Gramsci
In my work I mash up seemingly separate multimedia elements with the intent of creating a body of work that implies a post-historical fabrication of coherence. This poses a problem as I am offered a dizzying array of outside sources to pull from. The back catalog Im working with is a cluttered mass of objects and memories comprised of snatches of: indie rock lyrics, forgotten film stills, melancholia, jokes without a punch line, half-remembered semi-coherent adolescent memories, suburban hip-hop posturing, skateboarding scabs, and free jazz drum fills. My goal is to create a personal inventory of the historical traces that have left a mark on my over all aesthetic. Spontaneity, instinct, and working with a gut reaction are all an indispensable part of my process. To do this effectively requires invoking a theoretical gag reflex of the memory and the final product often arises from the subsequent reorganizing of the faded pile of disgorge.