Artist Statement

My art practices querying cultural, gender, and sexual politics. I am concerned with tackling subjects that are usually confined to subcultures or to the private sphere, in an effort to spark dialogue and encourage the consideration of transgressive subjects in a new light. I prioritize collaboration with other people and artists. I am interested in the ways bodies move, interact and perform through a shared physical space. We create new/constant moving forms. The interaction with the audience and breaking down the fourth wall is a key component in my practice. In recent years, I have been interested in communities, collaborations, and anti-sports.

I explore the site-specific environments of my performances within the architecture, nature, the built space, and the collaborators’ movements around them. My practice has always been from a DIY, artist/activist, kinksters/BDSM perspective and it is continually evolving. In most of my performances, I use needles, string, elastic thread, found materials, and connect my collaborators with their environments. I consider consent and safety paramount. DJs, digital artists and lighting folks are often included in the performances. Photographs and videos are taken to document the live events.

Artist Bio

Xray Aims is a multidisciplinary performance/installation artist from Boston, who is non-binary, and has aphasia (and other disabilities). Xray Aims is an artist and educator who has performed in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Some of their work engages with beauty, pain and the built environment with and through the body. In installations, collaborative performances and other media, Aims creates folding geometric drawings that pose a question on the infrastructure of trust and consent. Aims holds Bachelors Degrees in Fine Arts and Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design and has been an active cultural organizer in Boston and beyond for over 30 years.