Dakota Gearhart
I am a multidisciplinary artist who combines meticulously animated videos with performance, sound, text, sculpture, and installation. I am particularly invested in the radical deconstruction of contemporary power structures according to an ecofeminist and queer worldview. Recent works have explored such topics as the commercial flower trade, gender bias in big tech, and coral reef tourism in my home state of Florida. Color, humor, and an disorienting species of maximalism are common features of my collage-based aesthetic. Ultimately, my work seeks to make the familiar strange—and sometimes the strange familiar—and through that inversion to articulate a more robust and less oppressive future. Say hi on IG @_dakotagearhart or on Twitter @_dakotagearhart