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.



Watch Your Step

A performance that began when the viewers met the flat platform, which was unknowingly unable to bear weight, in the middle of a large room. The text, “watch your step”, acted both as an invitation and a warning, allowing the viewer to contemplate the consequences of their actions only after performing. The piece assigned specific blame to the viewers whose shoeprints were clearly visible. The work deconstructs narratives of fault and blame through positioning the viewers as naiveté.

Materials: plaster, wood

Dimensions: 10’ x 5’ x 5”

Tyler School of Art: Philadelphia, PA
December 2016