Artist Talk with Heather Hart
Join visiting artist Heather Hart for a talk about her life and work. Heather Hart is interested in creating site-specific liminal spaces for personal reclamation. Her work questions dominant cultural narratives and offers alternatives to them. New stories are created through Hart’s thoughtful proposed interactions, these experiences are a starting place for rebuilding history – a renewed platform to reshape or strengthen cultural identity. Her work makes use of large immersive sculptures that invite a very physical level of interactivity or can provide a more intimate experience with secluded spaces and participatory drawings. For her, this interactivity is key to the message of transition and change that is embedded within her art.
“Each participant who engages with my work brings their frame of reference and their ideas to mingle with the environment I offer as a catalyst. I believe people listen better when they are included in the process of discovery. Through play, humor, interaction, and medium, I want to propose a conversation that may continue after the art viewing is finished.” – Heather Hart