Darsha Hewitt is a Canadian artist working in electromechanical sound installations, drawings, videos and experimental performances with handmade audio electronics.
Known for her examinations of communication technology in the domestic sphere and her use of DIY aesthetics and practices as an artistic method, Hewitt employs deconstruction and experimentation with failed and obsolete technology. Her work demystifies hidden systems within machines as a way to trace out structures of economy, power and control embedded throughout capitalist culture.
Hewitt’s do-it-yourself electronics workshops are an integral part of her discipline and are presented internationally. She is a collaborating facilitator of the Music Makers Hack Lab with Create Digital Music, and alongside her artistic practice, she is presently a fellow at the Berlin Centre for Advanced Studies in Arts and Sciences (BAS) in the Art University of Berlin and a Guest Professor in New Media and Sound Art at the Karlsruhe University of Art and Design. From 2015-16 she shared a joint guest professorship in New Media at the Art University of Kassel, and she is also a Lecturer in the Media Arts Environments Research Chair at the Bauhaus University Weimar.