Heather Hart

Oracle of the Soulmates by Heather Hart.
Bryan Esler Photo

Hart creates submerged rooftops, complete with shingles and dormer windows, that look like they were dropped from the sky. The rooftops refer to home, stability or shelter. Hart speaks about the rooftops as thresholds between public and private space. Combined with family and oral histories, and activated by performance, her work explores the power these thresholds have in our lives, and become stages from which power can be reclaimed.

For Project 1 by ArtPrize, Hart will create The Oracle of the Soulmates — twin rooftop sculptures, one in the center of Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids, the other on the lawn in MLK Park. Climb on the rooftops and venture inside the attics. And don’t miss the series of live performances that will happen on the rooftops throughout Project 1 this fall.

Hart’s work for Project 1 is underwritten by:

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The performances, views, opinions and positions expressed by participants of this artwork are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions of ArtPrize, its partners or funders. Climb at your own risk.

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For a complete audio description of Hart’s work, provided by DisArt, listen below.

HEAR FROM THE ARTIST:

Heather Hart @ Project 1 by ArtPrize

For Project 1 by ArtPrize, Heather Hart created 'The Oracle of the Soulmates' — twin rooftop sculptures, one in the center of Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids, the other on the lawn in MLK Park. The rooftops serve as stages for multiple performances and happenings throughout the run of the exhibition. In this video, hear from Heather as she talks about her artistic practice, background and how the community plays a part in her installations. Video filmed and edited by Paper Knight Films with music by @Bob Dolehouse

Posted by ArtPrize on Thursday, October 10, 2019

PHOTOS:

  • Bryan Esler Photo
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