A film exploring the HARMONIC function through kinetic drawing, dance & sound


Bending in fluid motions with a piece of charcoal in her hands, Heather Hansen, a contemporary performance artist, and dancer in New Orleans, becomes one with the big paper canvas.

She twists with such grace and genuineness, that she creates beautifully rough symmetrical shapes and patterns. She’s literally transposing her moves onto the paper. Part dance and part performance art, the kinetic drawings are a way for Hansen to merge her love for visual art and dance into a unified art form.

Watching her in the middle of her art creation is mesmerizing. Without knowing it, lines emerge from her many natural, physical gestures. Then, she repeats her movements and smears the lines together into the final, unpredictable works. When she lifts her body off, a whole masterpiece is being revealed.

As an inspiration behind her work, Heather Hansen quotes Joseph Campbell: “The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe. To match your nature with Nature.” When she does her magic, she really feels like she’s matching her heartbeat to the beat of the universe. She is absorbed by the music when she moves and paints at the same time.

She has also created a video called “Emptied Gestures” that features studio recordings of her graceful and dramatic work for those that cannot see it live.
Get ready to be hypnotized. Source: Harmonic | Kickassthings

http://kck.st/1oB0biE An immersive 360° full-dome screen film exploring the spherical harmonic function through kinetic drawing, dance, and sound. This film will be part of my upcoming exhibition for Prospect 3+ at the Louisiana Art and Science Museum this October. To learn more or to donate to the project: http://kck.st/1oB0biE This project will only be funded if we reach our budget by September 10,2014.

Emptied Gestures series by Heather Hansen – http://heatherhansen.net Film by Bryan Tarnowski – http://bryantarnowski.com Musical score by Jesse Clasen – https://soundcloud.com/thebearromantic

Emptied Gestures series by Heather Hansen: http://heatherhansen.net Film by Bryan Tarnowski: http://bryantarnowski.com Music by Louque: http://dustanlouque.com Live performance commissioned by Marriott at Arthur Rojer Gallery.

Emptied Gestures series by Heather Hansen: heatherhansen.net
Film by Bryan Tarnowski: bryantarnowski.com
Music by Louque: dustanlouque.com

Emptied Gestures – New Orleans Studio
Film by Bryan Tarnowski: bryantarnowski.com
Music by Nick Principe of Port St. Willow: portstwillow.com

Live Performance at Ochi Gallery ochigallery.com
The Value of a Line – group show.
Dec. 31, 2013
Videography – Spencer Hansen – spencerhansen.net
Editing – Zac Manuel – thegreenhousecollective.com


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