DANA GOLAN

about, work




















1 THE PASSION PROJECT

(video series; identity; personal project)

2 BOYS WILL BE—

(print; publication design)

3 HUSKY GRIND COFFEE

(identity; package design; freelance)

4 BETWEEN THE LINES

(exhibition design; identity)

5 SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY

(identity; rebrand)

6 PHOTOGRAPHY

(photos from here & there)


Mark

BETWEEN THE LINES.

(exhibition design; identity)





In collaboration with Sam Spaeth, Sahm Lee and Max Werner, Between the Lines is a hypothetical exhibition about menstruation; breaking the period taboo through stories from various people who experience it.



THE PROBLEM

Too many people who menstruate never learn what their bodies go through and how to best care for their bodies while menstruating. This lack of conversation surrounding periods and vulvas is due to and perpetuates the taboo around the subject. Such taboo results in inequity in access to period products and a general lack of education that can be both physically dangerous and emotionally damaging.

THE SOLUTION


Open for 28 days, Between the Lines is an exhibition seeking to pull out the unspoken mystery of the female reproductive cycle from between the lines into explicit, honest conversation. The purpose of this exhibit is to inform and normalize the conversation around periods and empower those who menstruate to take control over the period.

THE SITE

Seattle Public Libraries;
4th floor “Red Room”


THE EXHIBIT

The exhibit uses storytelling from the first person voices of people who experience periods themselves and highlights different areas of inequalities and problems when faced with periods such as:


Access to products;

menstruators in prison, who are in low income households or who are homeless.

For all who bleed;

trans/non binary individuals who menstruate.

First time;

those who are new to the club.

Product waste;

the environmentally conscious menstruator.

Period changes;

those who have experienced menstruation and pregnancy or menopause.


EXHIBITION WALL



The product wall is an interactive piece in which people can learn about various products, while contributing and voting on the ones they favor.


The Period Poverty wall tells Kailah’s story; a homeless woman who struggles with access to menstrual products and has to makeshift her own using various items such as a t-shirt, toilet paper and a towel.


The Periods and Prisons wall tells Bozelko’s story; an incarcerated woman who experiences harrasment from the prison’s officers when asking for more products.

POSTER SERIES