Charlotte Street Foundation identifies the needs and fuels the evolution of an ever-changing multidisciplinary arts ecosystem, acting as its primary provocateur. We cultivate the contemporary, the exceptional, and the unexpected in the practice of artists working in and engaging with the Kansas City Art Community
“My work for the past 6 years has been focused largely on my role as the Co-Founder/Co-Director of the artist group, Whoop Dee Doo. I have overseen the design and creation of large-scale installations, sets, props and costumes and have guided the tone of the project’s performances and events. I have also had the role of overseeing much of the collaborative process that drives the project, researching other collaborative groups and applying relevant theory and practices as I find them. I attempt to create installations that transform their housing spaces through the unorthodox use of common and affordable materials and DIY lighting and sound components.
I have recently been quite inspired by Bertolt Brecht’s theories concerning theatrical presentation, in particular the “estrangement effect”. I feel a strong connection to this concept and am working to integrate it into my solo installation work as well as adapt it to performance pieces in non-theatrical settings.”