About Carrie

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Carrie Dashow is a New York based interdisciplinary artist working at the intersection of video, performance and visual arts. Her often-participatory work, which includes community, historical and municipal-based projects, examines the undercurrents of authority, subjectivity and an indebted relationship to location. The resulting combinations of performance, video, books, structures and songs involve the audience in tactile, truer than true experiences, providing the opportunity for re-negotiation. Her participatory-style performances among diverse audiences reveal a momentary sense of community and possibility. Much of her work takes place in social and collective situations, either on the street, in communities, galleries or classes. Read full bio »

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1000 Fingers of Decision comes to Manhattan!


March 1 – April 30, 2017 at ARTech: 451-459 West 14th Street NYC

Wednesday and Thursday 3pm – 7pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 10 – 6pm.

Free entry and lots to experience for kids and families!

Please visit ARTech online to reserve a space.


Panel discussion at SoHo House – April 21 @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm

CAN WE TALK ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE? A conversation between three artist-scientist pairs about their work and where we stand on the eve of Earth Day 2017.\

Moderated by : Sruthi Pinnamaneni and all the ACCESS Artist and Scientists will be there!



If you missed the last premiere version of 1000 Fingers of Decision (see last post) at the New York Hall of Science.  Come see this made for this space RE-DO version of 1000 Fingers of Decision, bringing kids and families through some of the choices we can make in the face of Climate Change. The project features, many questions, fingerprinting opportunities and a great video bringing you through several relevant choices, and starring the wonderful cast of the NYSCI original project (Vienna, Steve, Isaiah, Nicholas and Athena, See below).
Produced by the New York Hall of Science, with Professor of Bio-ethicist, Matthew Liao as part of ACCESS Artist Scientist Collaborations, the piece is now included in ARTech – The whole show is for kids. 451 -450 West 14th Street.
It’s Free, but must go online to get a space: https://artech.splashthat.com/

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1000 Fingers of Decision

Dec 27 – Dec 30, 2016
12 noon – 4 pm! 4 Days Only!!
New York Hall of Science – The Great Hallinvite-pry2

New York Hall of Science – In the Great Hall.

47-01 111th Street
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, NY 11368 USA
Take 7 train to 111th Street Station. Walk three blocks south.
Friday Dec 30th, 4:30 pm, Reception for all ACCESS Projects.

Part of NYSCI’s ACCESS Artist Scientist Collaborations. 
Over the summer I was introduced to Professor of Bioethics, Matthew Liao, and asked to make something out of his prospects of human engineering to better ourselves in the face of climate change. Combining his theories with my own feelings of the necessity of inter-connectedness with planet to further benefit both the natural an human worlds, I devised 1000 Fingers of Decision, where you are invited to make choices on how to proceed.
A very interactive piece, with a Cast of Characters!
Starring: Athena Barat, Nicholas Giordano, Eric Drasin, Vienna Enos and Isaiah Price. Sound Effects: by Suzanne Thorpe and extra Thanks: to Draga Susanj and Asia Sosnowski for help making the 1000 Fingers (of decision).
Looking forward to tomorrow! and Hope you can make it!

1000 Fingers of Decision is a project re-envisioning our actions as human beings in the face of climate change. Working with Philosopher of Bioethics, Matthew Liao, whose inventive and thought-provoking work regarding choices in re-engineering humans to make a better planet and lessen our carbon footprint (ranging from engineering smaller people who would require less energy and resources; to wearing patches that cause allergic reactions that would force vegetarianism to lessen livestock and greenhouse emissions), this project investigates human options with regard to the planet.

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Yesiree’s Oath of Growth in Oakland CA!

handsOn January 13, 2016, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm join Carrie Dashow, a.k.a. Yesiree the Public Notary, in her performance Mutual Life Assistance. Channeling the legal power vested in her by the State of New York into an artistic gesture, the Oath of Growth performance empowers individual citizens in a binding ceremony with the earth and self-stewardship. During the performance, the citizens of Oakland are invited to take under their personal care, while performing an official, legally binding oath, a new Calendula seed to be planted near City Hall at Frank H. Ogawa Plaza. At the end of each individual oath of growth, participants should anticipate a notarized, legally binding certificate, community congratulatory cheer, a special song and dance, and lighthearted, but legally binding, merriment. Participants will be required to show their photo ID before the notarization of their oath.

Later that day, Pro Arts invites the public for a lively discussion with the artist Carrie Dashow on the topic of Participatory Practice: Community-Based Action for Transformative Change. Carrie looks forward to discussing with audiences her own artistic practice and performing a group notarial act, conceived to empower the individual and the community and to inspire cultural equity, collaboration, and mutual respect and support.

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AIOP Yesiree! Oath of Growth! Oct 9 and 10. 2 – 5 pm

Yesiree the Public Notary 

Friday Oct. 9 and Saturday Oct. 10,  2 – 5 pm. to perform with visitors,

Keeper of the smallest plant, I do.

an Oath of Growth

As part of this years Art in Odd Places: RECALL (Full Festival: October 7 – 11)

Premiering ‘best of’ the past.. 11 years?!

14th Street from Avenue C to the Hudson River

Recalling The Lottery of OK Oaths, as performed by Yesiree in 2007, Union Square, this year, more apropos to my newer upstate life,

Keeper of the smallest plant, I do.

Yesiree the Public Notary will perform Mutual Life Assistance with new seedlings and interested street visitors who will together conduct an Oath of Growth and take under their care – their own and earth care, as witnessed by the state of New York.

Do it yourself, Home Version to get notarized! certificate oath of growth home use


Thinker in Residence: Mary Ting. Yesiree’s, Oath of Growth, Keeper of the Smallest Plant.

Hyperallergic: Art in Odd Places Revisits a Decade of Fleeting Experiences. Allison Meier Oct 2015


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Shifting Ecologies

Athens, New York

August 15, 2015

Panel discussion on the shifting climate and our new roles – as artist, land, water or tree.
My take: Nature as the Prime source.
Yesiree the Public Notary to collectively perform,

‘The Clean Water Act’ (anti fracking song written by Carrie and Suzanne a few years ago) at the Hudson River in Athens around 7 pm. With Notarizations for people, place and water. We are all witnesses.

Leaving you with Moondog’s “Enough About Human Rights



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Rand – A – Thon / Chevy – in – The – Hole


A marathon overnight collective reading of Ayn Rand’s classic, Atlas Shrugged around the burning barrel at Chevy-in-The-Hole, Flint Michigan, starting May 4th, 2013

Here ye, seekers of capitalism, years later, it’s the End of the World and we are wasted.
Come share and Huddle around the flame of the trash can fire in an
All Night Collective reading of the World’s Last Remaining Book! (Possibly because it May be the most printed book next to the Bible!) Can It Help Us Now!!

Meet in a waste barren landscape, imprint of a demolished General Motors Plant, Chevy in The Hole.

Shared reading at the end of the world, discarded copies of the book printed millions of times, can it help us now?

Reading together around a pit fire with in the refuge of outsourced industrialization.
Who is that lone hero of the modern world?

Free shots of Russian Vodka to readers!

STARTS 7 Pm, May 3rd
as part of the

Drawing by Willie McCraw Jr.

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…Is This Free? NURTUREart opening Fri Aug 31, 2012

…Is This Free? NURTUREart 56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn NY.  Morgan Stop L train

adding artworks by: Detext, Don Edler, Carrie Dashow, Jiri Thyn, Brad Troemel, Radek Szlaga & Honza Zamojski, Lotte Van Den Audenaeren and others.

 Open Thru Sept 22, 2012.
My Part:

F.A.P.L.C.A.P. Free Accession Public Loan Circulatory Art Policy premiers its poster announcement for the home distribution of exhibition vitrines and introduces the anticipated free the Met@Home publication made up of artist contributions to include Met objects in their homes!

F.A.P.L.C.A.P. a simple vision;

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has dissolved and it’s approximately 2 million artifact collection is sent on rotation through the homes of 8 million NYC residents- this means every New York City home receives approximately 8 pieces per year for one month each (shipping provided by the city).

Brooklyn Paper article

MetAtHome PDF is here! (printable version)

Met at Home viewable   

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Hello New York, open call for MetAtHome drawings!

Free MetAtHome

Free the Met, at Home!                                                          Whose home? Your home!                                                      Whose Met? Your Met!                                                       Which Met? The one on 5th Ave.!

Your Home + The Met Art = MetAtHome

Open request to New Yorkers (you Can pretend) for  illustrations (see more below)—to be included in a small xeroxed publication as part of the …Is This Free? exhibition at NURTUREart, Brooklyn, New York. Exhibition is open now, this piece will be included in the AUGUST 31st opening (through September 22nd, 2012). Continue reading

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Artist Talk in Auroville India

Amidst a State of Emergency brought by Cyclone Thane

I am excited to be presenting my work in one of the few power generated sites in Auroville;

Multi Media Center

Town Hall, Auroville, Tamil Nadu, India

5 pm, January 6th, 2012.

Auroville Radio Spot

Photo: Marie-Joelle Parent

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Yesiree Public Notary at Occupy Wall Street

Starting October 4th, 2011, Yesiree the Public Notary will be officiating individual envisionments of the future at Zuccotti Square / Occupy Wall Street from 3:15-5:30, Four out of Five weekdays. Look for a yellow balloon or ask where you can find the Notary.

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