SHAWNÉ MICHAELAIN HOLLOWAY: DOGWHISTLE
August 27 – March 12, 2023
The third iteration of HOLLOWAY’s DOGWHISTLE series, DOGWHISTLE is a multimedia installation that uses text and found video footage to visualize and contemplate loss. The dog whistle—a sound that human ears cannot hear but human bodies can feel, a sound that prompts physical discomfort without knowing the source, is analogous to grief without a clear origin and without a known method of reprieve. Using real-time, generative graphics, AI-produced poetry, video-game imagery, and the series signature blue light and bold text, HOLLOWAY prompts the viewer to reflect on the nature of loss, both permanent and impermanent.
About the Artist
SHAWNÉ MICHAELAIN HOLLOWAY is a new media artist and poet who uses video, performance and installation to critically engage with and expose power structures through a queer and feminist-informed practice. She has spoken and exhibited work internationally at Performance Space New York, The New Museum, The Kitchen, The Time-Based Art Festival at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Institute of Contemporary Arts (London), and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.