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ANNA HAWKINS: How to Chop an Onion

ANNA HAWKINS: How to Chop an Onion

Anna Hawkins, How to Chop an Onion (video still), HD video 00:05:18, 2015.

How to Chop an Onion is a 2-channel video installation that involves dissection, reconstruction and loose re-enactment of “how-to” videos found on the internet.Through processes of framing and chromakeying, Hawkins distills and fragments gestures and actions from these videos, creating new sequences of disembodied interactions between found and original images. With a focus on mundane and domestic skills, Hawkins’ work explores how knowledge is acquired, demonstrated, and stored online.

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