ARTIST STATEMENT:

My work is a testament to interconnectivity and empathy cultivated through the gestural potential of material and ritual. Driven by a tactile sensibility and sonic impulse, I facilitate gatherings around performative sculptures accompanied by text scores, inviting an audience to collaboratively position themselves in time and space, mapping individual and collective narratives.

I am meticulously cataloging a Cosmic Library, a composition of peripheral sounds, intuitive objects, and communal actions, all woven together. My process involves collecting, building, weaving, and listening. I relish in the nuances of tangles, deliberate and chance, as order and disorder simultaneously construct linear matrices that allow infinite possibilities within pattern languages.

Research began in my childhood: moments of leisure were spent collecting rocks, exploring the nonlinear, and recreating my dreams. Now I investigate collective histories, alternative paradigms, pedagogical exchanges, and in search of resonance. This work is an unmetered assembly, participatory and perpetual. It beckons you, yes, you, to share this holding space with all us fellow explorers.

BIO:

Aimee is an artist, educator, and explorer based in Philadelphia and Baltimore. Her material and sonic methods are in conversation with her work as an educator, using collaborative and radical pedagogies to cultivate intuitive, collective, and empathic sensibilities. She is a teaching artist for the Pennsylvania Arts in Education Partnership and solid faculty for the School of the Alternative’s 2019 session.

She earned a BFA in Fiber from MICA and has since furthered her practice at The Future MPLS, Craigardan, and the Center for Deep Listening. Her Sagittarian desire for constant exploration fuels her current research in semiotics and semantics, nomadic architecture, fermentation, and a plethora of esoteric resources.


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