Dena Hawes


installation + performance


LAST DAY ON EARTH

PROGNOSTIC CASUALITY

AS TO CREATE A THIRD

LA PROMESA DE MAGIA

EVE'S TATTOO

SPIRIT OF HOPE

HANGING BY A THREAD

AS TO CREATE A THIRD
(Video)

My work explores a range of issues including the issue of human vulnerability, using metaphors that represent varying states of vulnerability and degrees of openness. Some of work suggests conditions that could allow for an individual or group to drop their armor, guard, and or agenda in the service of opening up a dialogue or form of visual communication that is potentially altering.

Other issues include self-authorship or the process of re-writing personal history. History has shown us that personal stories can transform into collective stories, and can inform and affect collective identity.

The overall intent of my personal work and my collaborative work is to focus on humans as the one species on earth with the ability to consciously and collectively choose our evolutionary path. I agree with some of the writings of Joseph Campbell that discuss societal and cultural evolution, and how it must not be left to chance—that we can and must collectively exercise a conscious and purposeful plan.

photography

paintings


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