Dolly Sen

I am a visual artist, writer, film-maker, and performer interested in non-consensual reality, outsidership, empathy, authenticity and absurdity.Themes in my practice are shedding skins and labels to see the heart behind things; challenging the concept and value of normality; making ordinary life extraordinary; flight; finding light in dark places, and insisting dreams have more substance and essence than average reality.I have been labelled ‘mad’ by society. My work aims to show I make perfect sense.I am a woman. I am biracial. I am gay. I am disabled. I like peeling off labels, even though people tell me to stop it.If you want a purely intellectual approach to art and life, you have come to the wrong person. If you want art to bypass the intellect to touch the soul, make you laugh, turn on the light, subvert and protest any injustices, then take a ticket, I will be with you shortly.


A thousand stars Fall to earth To be buried In little star coffins That nobody morns. Instead, They wish upon lightbulbs.

Lithium Sun

You say my sun shines too bright, but if you have had the dark clouds I’ve had, you could give nothing less. Yes, sometimes the sun blinds others. But with it, I can just about see where I am going. You can turn off the light if you want, you have the power. You can …

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