AMBER   HAWK   SWANSON
“DOTTIE”
Date: 2015-2017
Medium: Performative Sculpture / Video
Dimensions
sculpture: 40 inches x 7 feet x 40 inches
performance: 100 hours

In “DOTTIE,” the doll, like the carousel horse, is offered as a captive instrument of play and surrogacy, an object in virtual relation to the people who touch and handle her. Both Dottie’s “shared” status by two doll owners and my production of a wooden replica subvert traditional capitalist economies of commodity exchange and purchase.
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