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This Isnt Much Unless Youre Here

Dana Haugaard's avatar Dana Haugaard

How am I certain that I exist, that I am here, in this room and in this world. What proof do I have that I am here, present among others, and not a figment of my own or someone else’s imagination. The proof that I have, and that I have to believe in, is the physical response my body has to my environment. Being confronted with physical stimulation, it is almost impossible to not have a heightened sense of self-awareness. Moments of jarring or unexpected stimulation have become crucial moments, as they remind me that I am aware and that I do exist. I have been trying to use my art practice to craft these moments, to engineer experiences that will hopefully instigate some sort of heightened self awareness, brief reminders of body, place, and existence. By creating situations using vibrations, both gentle and ones that push the boundary between pleasure and discomfort, triggered in response to an interaction with an object or a defined space I hope to facilitate a sense of body and self.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
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  • Medium: Wood, Mylar, Vibrations, Audio
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  • Year created: 2012
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