In Joe and Matthew’s triumphant return from a long winter break, artist Dana Haugaard joins them for a visit to one of his recent installations. They discuss Haugaard’s work in sound and sensation as well as his journey (which has often been by truck) between cities and studios.
Spanning different venues including an Atlanta brewery, the conversation explores the relationship between art and craft as well as the under-appreciated benefits of an overnight gig in sub-zero temps.
Memory, recollection, and nostalgia are explored. Mustard greens are lauded.
(Un)required Resources For This Episode
- Yoko Ono at MoMA.org
- John Cage at The Art Story
- Nick Cave at Jack Shainman Gallery
- Mattress Factory
- Bruce Nauman: “Disappearing Acts” at MoMA
- “These Are The 15 Cities Attracting The Most Millenials” at CNBC.com
Who Is Dana Haugaard?
Dana Haugaard received his MFA in sculpture from the University of Iowa and his BA from Emory University. He regularly exhibits his work nationally. Dana has been a part of Atlanta Contemporary’s Studio Artist Program and is a Hambidge Fellow. He is a lecturer in visual arts at Emory College of Arts and Sciences.
As an artist working with sound and sensation, Dana investigates how our self-awareness in any given moment functions in relationship to our presence in space, place, and time. He works with sensation and perception to create environments that provoke a heightened sense of awareness of one’s self. Dana uses and manipulates sound, reflective surfaces, and vibrations to construct experiences that draw attention to and call into question our relationship to our surroundings.
These situations play with physical, spatial, and temporal reference points to take what is often a minimal presentation and make it an overwhelming experience.
Bio excerpted from Emory.edu.