Teresa Tam’s practice utilizes spaces and experiences that are familiar and then alters them into something a bit foreign through re-interpretation and re-creation. She likes to conceive her projects as sketches: iterations of ideas and systems rendered but never reaching finality. Her work is also developed to include and emphasize visitor interactions as integral components. She focuses on themes that touch upon alienation within nebulous belonging, the position of an individual within a community, excessive labour, and an obsession with objects that contextualize relationships and realities of diaspora individuals. She specializes in digital platforms, functional installations, all things shaped in paper, and body-based exchanges and objects. She graduated from AUArts in 2014 and is the other half of Yolkless Press.
We talk alternative and artist economy, the traditions of preforming industry, the inscription of labor, and publish artist books. Duncan learns that Teresa’s studio is in the same building as his studio from 25 years ago. That makes him feel a touch old, also they have put a lot of work into the building.
Today on Bad at Sportscenter: Devin Balara and Bobby Gonzales! Another little transportive interview from summer sessions at the Ox-Bow School of Art in Saugatuck, be ears now and listen in to what a porch-hang with two generous geniuses and (whatever we’d call a) Jesse. Enjoy a careening, ebullient conversation in never mids west.