Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts

Amber Hawk Swanson

Brooklyn, NY

Amber Hawk Swanson makes sculptures often through performative processes and performances. Her work disrupts expectations of gender, sexuality, art objects, and activism by creating unlikely affinities that cross social and cultural boundaries. While at Bemis she will be working on DOLLY for which she will produce a replica of Dolly, a dolphin who lived in captivity at Floridaland during the 1960–70s, pursuing dialogues about animacy and animal intimacy; and conducting research for two projects Fair, Medium, Light Tan, Tanned, Cocoa (F.M.LT.T.C) and SIXTEEN, which continue her ongoing exploration of silicone dolls’ material capacities for synthesis and salvation—that is, the personal and political promise and mimesis of the copy.

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
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