“My creative practice intersects between art and activism. As an activist—I sing to the key of queer spacial politics. Whether nestled within an LGBT+ community, or alone in contemplation with a dancing grasshopper, I feel the queer conduct through space on personal, interactional, and institutional levels. As an artist—I translate personal and communal narratives into tangible sites for exploration of empathy and evolution through sculpturally- directed performance. With time-based work at my core and fabrication as a structural hold, my body both alters my environment and communicates with it. ”
Dig Devine is a nomadic artist-activist based in the Midwest and Northeastern US. They reluctantly received their BFA from the College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning at the University of Cincinnati. Interested in expanding their knowledge of sexuality on a more global scale, Dig backpacked across Northern India to study the politics of gender and religion with Operation Groundswell and native partners. Dig dug deeper into gender theory at Queer Geographies, a video-based residency at Anima Casa Rural in Jalisco, Mexico, where they worked alongside several other non-binary artists. Their work from Anima was exhibited at Galeria Daniel Diaz in Guadalajara. As an Artist-in-Residence at Salem Art Works, Dig built an interactive, Tibetan- prayer-wheel-inspired, steel Pride flag and installed it in Cary Hill Sculpture Park.
Dig began 2019 as an Art Preparator at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA — working directly with artists like Trenton Doyle Hancock and Joey Fauerso to fabricate large-scale, immersive installations. While living in Massachusetts, Dig was selected as a Visiting Artist at Keene State College in New Hampshire; both exhibiting recent work and performing new acts inside their shifting array of sculpturally-altered rooms. They recently moved to Pittsburgh, PA where they worked at The Mattress Factory in Art Installation, assisting Patrick Robideau with a labour-intensive, interactive installation. Dig is actively performing and constructing, and can be booked for shows, installations, and poetry commissions through the Contact page.
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