2023 - "How to Act White" article in SAD Mag
2023 - "my house got demolished for a million dollar condo" on bunnys alcove
Little Sister 妹
Torn from pages of a journal, Little Sister (妹) is an intimate peek into youth through vulnerable poetry and 35mm photographs. The interplay of photographs and words paints a vivid portrait of their suburban, sea-side upbringing on Vancouver Island, Canada. Drawing from work from ages 14 to 21, Little Sister is a coming-of-age grappling of selfhood: a timeless piece that encapsulates the freedom of teenage spirit.
40 pages, A5, silk-touch cover. Self-published. 2020-2021.
I SPY... Online Exhibition
With unique text prompt written by poet, editor and writer Jane Shi, I was equipped with a Fujifilm disposable film camera and asked to shoot the following:
I spy with my little lens...a place that forgives you.
Kin to the Pacific ocean, I returned back to my childhood home on Vancouver Island, Canada to conduct an ecological experiment between man, machine, and our natural environment.
Shot on Tla-o-qui-aht territory and drenched in ocean water, mother nature prevails as the film decays to oceans touch, juxtaposing natures overtaking of mans machine and highlighting simulatous disruptive, untamable disposition.
I SPY... 2023 is live from November 30, 2022 to February 23, 2023 on UNITT/PITT's website.
bunnys alcove is a monthly newsletter published on Substack. I explore limits of my vulnerability on an e-mail based platform and ask questions on authencity online and the curation of perfected personas in the digital age. bunnys alcove is a space to articulate grief and trauma, and growing online community tucked away in a private corner of the internet.
Dax Heaven 許雅慧 (they/them/theirs) is a multidisciplinary artist, writer and photographer raised on Snuneymuxw territories. Living and working on traditional unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh , and səlilwətaɬ First Nations, their practice is informed by their continuous curiosity on the phenomenon of boundaries. Through the joining of a variety of mediums, their multi-media work highlights the interconnectedness amongst all things in the universe. In 2021, they released their first self-published chapbook, Little Sister (妹). Vulnerability is a core component of their work as their diaristic photographs and writing highlight grief, longing, and nostalgia. In an endless search for meaning, Dax sees their work as unutterable expressions of their subconsciousness and a path for healing. They graduated from University of British Columbia with a BA in Film Studies in 2021. Currently, they are a project lead for Chinatown Today and Community Engagements Intern at Massy Arts Society.