Danielle Degon


Artist and curator at AUTOMAT Collective who uses multiple mediums to explore the effects of productivity on human psychology, biography, sociality, and the art-making process. My sculptural work often appropriates tools of industrialization to reveal the contradictions of ceaseless extraction, production, and profit.


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Fear of Becoming the Fool


An installation of horizontally strung segments of barbed wire that connect the opposing gallery walls, beginning at the floor and continuing up to a height of fifteen feet. Each segment of barbed wire has been carefully hand-twisted and coated in Disperse red 9, a transferrable red dye that is used in smoke grenades and theft-protection dye packs. Segments of barbed wire span across the gallery every eight inches, creating an impenetrable border that marks anything with which it comes into contact.

Materials: steel wire, Disperse red 9

Dimensions: 126” x 14’
Straw Gallery: Philadelphia, PA
March 13 2020