Outlooks: Heather Hart

May 13 – November 26, 2017


Outlooks: Heather Hart comprises an interactive sculptural environment in the form of a domestic rooftop—a space that, in collaboration with community partners, is repeatedly enlivened by music, workshops, movement, spoken word and poetry, and other events. Hart has titled this work The Oracle of Lacuna in reference to the gaps present in official, written histories of the Hudson Valley region—gaps that individuals fill and refill with interpretations and translations originating from personal experiences, as well as fantasies. As Hart has said, “The narratives of The Oracle of Lacuna are meant to emerge and transform through public programming and viewer activation. I am interested not only in creating a site-specific liminal space for personal reclamation but also in unpacking dominant narratives and creating alternatives to them.