I'm an interdisciplinary artist in Winnipeg. My work is pretty much always about feelings.
Interested in quiet, soft (both literally and not) forms of feminist practice, unicorns, and TMI.

“failed attempts at seriousness”

I was trying to explain “kitsch” to a friend, and stumbled across this:

“Camp” is derived from the French slang term camper, which means “to pose in an exaggerated fashion”. Susan Sontag argued in her 1964 Notes on “Camp” that camp was an attraction to the human qualities which expressed themselves in “failed attempts at seriousness”, the qualities of having a particular and unique style, and of reflecting the sensibilities of the era. It involved an aesthetic of artifice rather than of nature. Indeed, hard-line supporters of camp culture have long insisted that “camp is a lie that dares to tell the truth”

(via Wiki)

I feel like my entire artistic practice could be described as a failed attempt at seriousness. Maybe I should go with that…