SLIPPAGE@Duke to Participate in Heather Hart Installation
SLIPPAGE@Duke will perform an original afrofuturist invention at the North Carolina Museum of Art on Sunday, September 22.
Hart, an internationally-recognized visual artist, (born in Seattle, Wash.; lives and works in Brooklyn, N.Y.) creates outdoor spaces that invite viewer participation and engagement. Her series Oracular Rooftops is an ongoing project of interactive sculptures sited in landscapes so that they appear to be houses half-submerged in the earth.The sculpture will be the last in a series of “directional” Oracular Rooftops, an ongoing project of interactive sculptures sited in landscapes so that they appear to be houses half-submerged in the earth. As described by Heather, each work is “an independent rooftop, removed from its house, and dropped from the sky to live its own life in a new context. A rooftop can refer to home, stability, or shelter, but in this context, it is also an action of reclaiming power—of influence, direction, and earth.” Each Oracular Rooftop serves as a gathering space brought to life by community interaction. Visitors are welcome to climb on and explore the roof’s exterior, while the interior provides space for them to “plug in” to the Oracle and play music/sound by connecting a mobile device to a speaker hidden in the work. In addition, Hart will collaborate with local artists and others to activate the Rooftop with a series of public programs and performances that will take place during the six months the work is on view.
Come see a unique SLIPPAGE@Duke invention that will ‘tear the roof off the sucka!’
Photo: Heather Hart, The Oracle of Lacuna, 2017, mixed media, dimensions variable, Storm King Art Center, New York