My research based projects weave documentary and creative fiction strategies together with performative elements as means to produce knowledge through storytelling.
Over the past 14 years I have literally crossed geographical borders (and oceans) back and forth (mainly between Vienna and Mexico City). In this time, I have also moved across disciplines, questioning cultural and socio-political processes of translation and transformation, and my role as an artist within them. Archival research is located at the core of my creative process. Using video, creative writing, music, and through convening events and curating exhibitions, I explore the performative aspects of identity and history as they are inscribed in archival materials. In the exhibition format I often combine these elements as installations.
I often work collaboratively in the fields of art, education, and activism in order to challenge hegemonic narratives. Since 2012, together with Julia Wieger as the Secretariat for Ghosts, Archival Politics and Gaps (SKGAL) in Vienna, we aim at grappling with historical events and their repercussions from a feminist perspective. In 2018, SKGAL’s feature film HAUNTINGS IN THE ARCHIVE! (2017) won the WOMEN’S VOICE NOW BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE AWARD. Since 2013, with INVASORIX a queer/cuir-feminist working group in Mexico City, we direct our humor and DIY/DIWO aesthetics in songs, video clips, publications and tarot readings at reflecting on gender roles and precarity while dreaming about alternative ways of living and being.