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Posthumous Adaptations by Noa Heyne

  • Bruce Monroe Community Park 3000 Georgia Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)

Posthumous Adaptations invites viewers into an imaginary environment, both playful and sinister, where they are able to animate a seemingly lifeless whale-oid specimen. Placed behind a plexiglass wall and in a sterile, lab-like room, the concrete creature is set in motion by hydraulic power and human weight. The sculpture is accompanied by an animated video to give spectators a view of what might be a remainder of an ancient past, or a glimpse into a far future.

“Activating the concrete sculpture with hydraulics references water as the mobilizer of rocks, people, and land—as a force of life as well as destruction. The act of pumping water becomes an attempt to return life to a fossil or movement to an inert structure,” says Heyne of her sculpture.

Earlier Event: February 22
WIT presents FIST 2018