I am a conceptual artist. My work ranges in form from straight photography to interactive media, sound, video installation and public works. I utilize place, time, the body and context as materials.
My process is like mixing and sampling. I take bits and pieces from life and rearrange or re-contextualize them in a personal way. I am decidedly attracted by newness. My work appropriates from fashion, commercial advertising, design and the Internet and most often incorporates digital technology. I look at all of these things as sources for ideas and theories of aesthetics.
I collaborate with other artists on a regular basis and consider it a way to challenge my own practice. It requires letting go of proprietorship and in an ideal situation, allows the work to become its own machine, driving toward fresh ideas. Collaboration always causes unforeseen problems to solve which is one of the aspects of artistic production that draws my interest in general. It is also very political in the sense that it sets up a community that relies on social, organizational models such as democracy, socialism, and even anarchy. It is a type of social sculpture.
I place the highest value on experimentation, scientific and philosophical research and trans-disciplinary practice as means toward the new renaissance.
FUTURISM IS BACK.
Felecia Chizuko Carlisle – Pensacola Florida