Heather Hansen’s Emptied Gestures


Off topic: Heather Hansen’s Emptied Gestures is a series of performance art pieces that combine ballet, yoga and drawing. Hansen uses charcoal and a huge piece of paper to translate graceful slow-motion gestures into organic illustrations.

Her style, in the way it explores repeating patterns and stretches time, seems like a natural match for pairing with electronic music, as this video by Bryan Tarnowski demonstrates:

Music by Post Willow (Nicholas Principe}.

“Emptied Gestures is an experiment in kinetic drawing,” explains Hansen. “In this series I am exploring ways to download my movement directly onto paper, emptying gestures from one form to another.”

via Core77

14 thoughts on “Heather Hansen’s Emptied Gestures

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