ONOH_commandante

My art is born at the intersection of opposing forces, in the contradictory space between the physical and the digital, the holy and the perverse, the mechanical and the organic. I am an artist who finds the struggles at the heart of compromise endlessly fascinating, and the imagined space between the seen and the sensed is where I do my dirty work. My practice encompasses performance, animation, and digital media; I use technology and the digital realm to better understand issues of the spirit, issues of control of power, and the quandaries of my own intersectionality. As an artist, I am acutely aware that my body-vessel, marked by my womanhood, my culture, my very spirit, is a target for domination. I challenge this persistent battle for control by both asserting and assessing myself through digital means. The resulting videos, digital collages and performances are vehicles for processing themes of bifurcation, identity, and power. I turn to blue-green landscape of video as a means to build worlds, and assess my place in them. More recently, I have turned to digital collage, not for aesthetics, but as a weapon of subversion - a middle finger to exclusive access [to skill, to knowledge, to means, to power] based on gender, race, class, or religion. I deploy my counterstrike as a means to agency, negating the labor of the masters in favor for something of my choosing.