How did VCFA change your approach to thinking about your studio practice and your community at home?
It changed everything. VCFA has definitely impacted how I see research as vital in my studio practice. In terms of my community, I have critically examined what is considered “normal.” Also, how I look at myself and why I have not completely divested from structures that I know are not good for me or others.
I have learned to ask myself how I continue to operate in these structures and where I can rethink and relearn new ways of navigating them. As for my community, I engaged my immediate political surroundings and use strategy to engage them in my art practice, as well as bringing the exhibition to them, installing it at the basement of the bar where I work.