“The images in ‘Unfixed Consciousness/Positive Unconsciousness’ are manifestations of the collective agency between the mechanical, technological, and atmospheric elements as well as my own as composer and interpreter.”
Dawn M Gaietto is a lens-based practitioner working and living in London. Her doctoral research, entitled ‘What is happening here? [exploits of the nonhuman]’ was completed at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London. Her research is centred on examining small components of nonhuman agency, allowing for momentary lapses in preconceived notions, and exploring the impacts of nonhumans acting upon and influencing humans. Recently she has been in residence at LABVERDE in Manaus, Brazil; and recent publications include ‘Trace: Journal for Human-Animal Studies’, Espacio Fronterizo, and ‘Time to Waste.’ Recent exhibitions include the installation of a functional pigeon loft within a gallery space. This intervention allowed for a potential reconfiguring of viewership — creating new formulations of sustainability — both in the art making practices and a wider practice of being-in-the-world.
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist