T.J. Dedeaux-Norris is an American mixed-media artist who utilizes painting, fiber, performance, video, and music to explore the interformativity of collective and individual identities, with a particular focus on the somatic impacts of racial, gender, and class socialization over time. Both the form and content of their work alludes to a philosophical inquiry into the distinction between Self and Other, with the physical body as a social microcosm of distinct yet discursive dynamics to observe and question. Everything is fractile. In this embodied practice, healing becomes its own media: Dedeaux-Norris’ ongoing experiments into various physical, mental, and spiritual modalities texture her work, teasing out new questions, pointing them toward new answers within themselves, within their family history. Dedeaux-Norris reconciles the seemingly oppositional past and present – rapper and contemporary artist, sexworker and university professor, runaway and mother’s caretaker – highlighting the necessarily generative nature of difference.