You dreamed about the same creep I did. – Tina, Nightmare on Elm Street
Sinks’ work examines the way bits of information are transferred from source to source and the space that exists between sources. As information travels, the space between each bit fluctuates, drawing representation nearer to the truth while distancing the two through editing processes, new discoveries, new technologies, and living language.
mardröm investigates the mythological creature, mara, and the popular horror series, Nightmare on Elm Street. Centuries ago, the mara slowly permeated Europe, taking on new forms in different regions as culture after culture adapted the story. Modern media innovations for entertainment and communication have compounded the spread of information, forcing parts of mara to be lost and expanded upon, spawning countless monsters, urban legends, and nightmares.
Corkey Sinks was born in Dallas, Texas in 1983. She received an integrated B.A. in Media Studies from the Johnston Center at the University of Redlands, CA in 2005. Shortly after moving to Austin in 2006, Sinks joined Okay Mountain and, in 2007, she became a founding member of the multimedia collective, Austin Video Bee.