ADAPT, MEND & REPAIR
St. Edwards University Fine Arts Gallery. Austin, Texas. 2017
Inspired by kintsugi, Hassin has transformed the gallery into a space to commune, connect and to talk. It is a space we can come together as a society and start repairing our sociopolitical damage. The Japanese use the method of Kintsugi to repair broken pottery with gold, lending to the understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken. Listen and Repair gives one the opportunity to contribute to the work by adding gold-stitched scars on the tablecloth, mending the damage they themselves create on the piece. Embrace the Damage is a collection of current news in our country and around the world. The installation is meant to give glimpses of our news, while putting emphasis on that we can and will be stronger after the dust settles and we began to fix the mess. Embracing the damage and finding peace is what Hassin longs for, not just for herself, but for our world.