Carrie Dashow is a New York based interdisciplinary artist working at the intersection of performance, video, visual arts and social practice. Her often participatory work ranging from 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 a tactile, truer than true experience, providing the opportunity for re-negotiation. Her participatory-style performances amongst 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.
Carrie’s other project, as included in her “Municipal Works” series, Yesiree the Public Notary, is an official New York State Notary and civic engager. Yesiree specializes in Oaths, Affirmations and Acknowledgements, as well as more existential quandaries.
With an MFA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Integrated Electronic Art and a BFA in New Genres (Performance and Video), from The San Francisco Art Institute, Carrie has received support from city, state, federal and private funding agencies, including New York State Council on the Arts, Rockefeller, Jerome Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her work has been exhibited internationally, locally, in mines, public parks, campgrounds, camper vans, her living room and the internet.