Monica Mays is a sculpture and performance artist currently based in Amsterdam. She generates her work through paranthropological methods, revisiting and resuscitating past economies. Her practice proposes ecofeminist imaginations of a home that exists in a there and then not yet present.
At Rupert, she will work on Bucolic Gang, a project made in close relation to the Baltic Dailė workshop systems that were used in the 1950’s as generators for “domestic life”. She will examine and engage with local makers, merging folk culture and politics to generate a notion of home that infuses identity, the other, the new, the old and the disposable. Looking at how these processes occur, she will explore how tradition can assimilate, hybridize or resist an aesthetic to create a new mythos.