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Coming up on Wednesday, April 21st is our Tiny Talk featuring artist Mak O'Connor! We're looking forward to talking with Mak and hearing about her work and process as an artist.
Cost of admission is $5-$20, sliding scale. To attend, you must purchase a ticket below. Participants will receive a Zoom link to the event one hour before the event begins.
More about Mak:
Mak O’Connor is an artist, designer, and researcher based in Pittsburgh, PA. With a background in global health and a graduate degree in design science, Mak is drawn to the multidisciplinary potentials of art, design, and health. Interested in how the built environment shapes behavior, she offers her energy towards (re)designing and (re)thinking the built environment to provide humans and our living counterparts with the best possible stage for the performance of life.
Exploring how space-making informs meaning-making, Mak uses paint to illuminate our reciprocal and continuous interactions with the built environment, our living counterparts, and with each other. She is particularly interested in self-destructive behaviours, and more specifically how the limitations of normative expression may fuel self-harm. She thinks about creative expression as rebellion and as a redirection of self-destructive energies. Coming to understand freedom of self-expression as a key factor in healing, she is asking how we might find visceral safety through perceptual emancipation.