Mer-Made Products

Mer-Made Products are sculptural forms made from Silastic, a silicone rubber that, through the careful manipulation by the artist, uncannily mimics the appearance and texture of human skin. Objects such as life jackets, air mattresses, water wings and lifesavers are accented with moles, tattoos and real human hair, introducing an air of the uncanny in displays that wryly comment on various aspects of human sailing history with consumerism.
Edith Dakovic is a Canadian artist living and working in Berlin, Germany. Born near Cologne Germany, Dakovic grew up in Toronto and studied at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, then went on to do postgraduate studies at Universität der Künste Berlin. Her work has been shown at international fairs in Frankfurt, Berlin, Madrid, Mexico City, and New York. In 2006, her work was included in group exhibitions: Shelter, Contemporary Art Institute Detroit, Detroit; nEUclear reactions, CAB de Burgos, Contemporary Art Centre Burgos, Spain; Zeugen der Abwesenheit, Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin-Mitte; and the Centre d’Art Passerelle, Brest, France. In 2007 she mounted a solo exhibition at Axéneo 7 Art Centre, Ottawa/Gattineau.
Passages + Prototypes was funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and supported by PUNCH Productions, the Telegraph Journal, UNBSJ and the New Brunswick Museum.