Darsha Hewitt is a Canadian artist known for her examinations of communication technology in the domestic sphere and her use of DIY aesthetics and practices as an artistic method. Her work is interdisciplinary and often uses electronic sound as a central medium. Through deconstruction and experimentation with obsolete household technology and defunct media, her work aims to demystify hidden systems within technology as a way to trace-out structures of economy, power and control embedded throughout capitalist culture. Darsha currently lectures at the Bauhaus University Weimar.
Experiments with Obsolescence
Through the deconstruction and experimentation of obsolete domestic technologies, Darsha Hewitt's work seeks to demystify the systems hidden in technology as a means of tracing the structures of economy, power and control rooted in capitalist culture.