WestportREADS 2019: Artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg on “Stranger Visions”

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

New York-based artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg discusses her project “Stranger Visions.” She created portrait sculptures from analyses of the broad range of genetic material (hair, cigarette butts, chewed-up gum) collected from public places.

Heather Dewey-Hagborg is a transdisciplinary artist and educator who is interested in art as research and critical practice. Heather has a PhD in Electronic Arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is an artist fellow at AI Now, an Artist-in-Residence at the Exploratorium, and an affiliate of Data & Society. She is also a co-founder and co-curator of REFRESH, an inclusive and politically engaged collaborative platform at the intersection of Art, Science, and Technology.

Above: "Stranger Visions"  photo credit Heather Dewey-Hagborg

Partner & location: Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Avenue

Partner: Westport Arts Advisory Committee

WestportREADS is funded by the estate of Jerry A. Tishman.

“Established in 1994 the Westport Arts Advisory Committee (WAAC) is committed to increasing public awareness of the Town's cultural resources, past and present: its artists, artworks and institutions.

Appointed by the First Selectman, the WAAC advises on the preservation of Westport’s legacy as an arts community, oversight of the Westport Permanent Art Collection and ways to increase the visibility of the arts in our community.”

Westport Arts Center

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