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Amber Hawk Swanson's

December 10-17, 2014
11am-5pm daily
Broadcast via Livestream
Watermill Center
Hamptons, NY
public viewing Dec 13, 4-6pm

"Doll Closet" will be the next in Amber Hawk Swanson’s series of durational building performances, and will invite conversations about the closet as a space of both queer secrecy and doll ownership. The performance is made possible by Hawk Swanson’s friend and collaborator “Jesse,” an anonymous doll owner she met through their shared involvement in the doll community. The performance is inspired by the hidden room Jesse built in his home where he secretly kept his 1998 model RealDoll, Heather, for fifteen years before donating her body to be transformed and reassembled in Hawk Swanson’s 2013 performance "Sidore (Mark II) / Heather > LOLITA." Over the seven consecutive days of Doll Closet, Hawk Swanson will build a replica of Heather’s room. Jesse will call in during select hours of each day to provide guidance and instruction. The pieces of Heather leftover from "LOLITA" will also be present to witness the reconstruction.

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