A multi-media collaboration between
Danielle Webber & Maggie Hazen

In 2020, artist Maggie Hazen started exchanging a sketchbook with D.W., a resident at the Columbia Secure Center for Girls—a maximum detention center in the Hudson Valley. Together they have been building a multi-media project called Night Moth about D.W's humanoid avatar character Luna, a teenage green moth goddess imprisoned on the moon and her fairy-godfather Seven, a seven legged octopus.

We are currently building the project into a mixed reality documentary with the help of a production team soon to be announced. 

contact: maggie.m.hazen@gmail.com

Maggie Hazen is a New York-based visual artist, experimental filmmaker and activist whose multi-disciplinary practice uses the transgressive qualities of play to address and disarm the complex dynamics embedded in our institutional systems of control. Her current projects and installations have evolved through personal collaboration with incarcerated individuals which challenge the prison industrial complex and the destructive ecosystems built by the US carceral state.

In 2019, Hazen founded the Columbia Collective at the Columbia Secure Center for Girls in the Hudson Valley with incarcerated artists dedicated to the visibility of innocence. Her work has been shown at galleries around the world. She holds an MFA in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design and has taught at NYU, The Stevens Institute of Technology, The Shanghai Institute of Visual Art and is currently a professor of studio art at Bard College.

This website started as part of the De:Formal Residency and was further supported by the Pioneer Works and Squeaky Wheel artist residency programs.

Night Moth is made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature through the Media Arts Assistance Fund a regrant partnership of NYSCA and Wave Farm.