New Orleans-based conceptual artist Dawn DeDeaux‘s passion for her city, her state and our people flows powerfully through her work — and in this conversation which aired on KPEL 96.5 FM in Lafayette on Sunday, July 10. In the radio portion of the conversation, we talked about her The End of The Road event on the Island Road leading to Isle de Jean Charles, the Terrebonne Parish community of native Americans that is being displaced by rising sea levels. That event was postponed due to threat of disruption, which DeDeaux explains in the interview. The show will go on, as she announced that a new date has been scheduled although some details remain to be worked out.
She provides a complete overview of her Mothership series, one iteration of which was hosted by Acadiana Center for the Arts in 2014. The next iteration (Mothership IV) will be part of the opening of Building 6 at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, Massachusetts in May of next year.
In the podcast exclusive segment, DeDeaux describes how the Federal Flood of New Orleans after Katrina affected her and changed her art.
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