My work, at its core, is about coping with the discomfort and vulnerability of being alive. My point of entry is the range of coping mechanisms that people have developed in order to feel okay in the world. I perform rituals and habitual behaviours designed to assuage the various anxieties and indignities that I, and those around me, bump up against on a regular basis. The mundane, deadpan tone I employ speaks to how these practices work for people and how they might fall short. As such, I toe the line between delusion and magic, futility and agency, doubt and hope.