Artist Talk: Darsha Hewitt

Artist Talk: Darsha Hewitt

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

In the Alma Duncan Salon | Free

Darsha Hewitt is a Canadian/Berlin based artist known for her examinations of communication technology in the domestic sphere and her use of DIY aesthetics and practices as an artistic method. Her work is interdisciplinary and often uses electronic sound as a central medium. She makes electromechanical sound installations, drawings, audio-visual works, how-to videos, sculptural installations and experimental performances with handmade electronics. Her artistic and pedagogical methodologies maintain a strong critique of technology centering on models of empowerment  within technological environments. Through deconstruction and experimentation with obsolete household technology and defunct media, her work aims to demystify hidden systems within technology as a way to trace-out structures of economy, power and control embedded throughout capitalist culture.

Recent presentations of her work include: Hartware MedienKunstVerein (DE), Gaîté Lyrique Paris (FR), Halle 14 Center for Contemporary Art (DE), Microwave Festival – Hong Kong City Hall (CH), Museum of Art and Design (NYC), Chaos Computer Congress (DE), West Den Haag (NL), Future Flux Festival (NL), Transmediale (DE), Asia Culture Center Gwangju (SK), Elektra Festival (CA), Resonate (RS), Spectrum (DE), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (DE), Modern Art Oxford (UK), WRO Media Art Biennale (PL), FACT Liverpool (UK) and CTM Festival (DE). Darsha currently lectures at the Bauhaus University Weimar.


On view from March 9 to August 18, 2019