Heather Lander Launches This Year’s DMC Programme
A new public artwork will launch at The Oven (135-139 High Street) on Thursday 11th October as part of the Dumfries Music Conference (DMC) 2018 Programme Launch.
Presented by Sonica (Cryptic) and The Stove Network, ‘Breaking Reverie’ by Heather Lander brings together ideas of magic, natural phenomena and virtual landscapes. This will be accompanied by music from award winning composer, Michael Begg, who will provide a textured sonic backdrop for the work.
The installation will run until the 20th October, between 6-11pm each day.
Heather Lander is a visual artist from the USA who graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2015. She has since gone on to present video installations with Cryptic Nights and Sonica at the CCA as well as Glasgow International, The Briggait, The Hidden Door Festival, Edinburgh Art Festival and Findhorn Bay Arts Festival.
Lander’s practice focuses on ideas of magic, the virtual and the ways technology can, and will, affect our interpretation of reality. She continues her research into time, light and most recently, has begun to introduce sound into her installations. This is something she plans to continue experimenting with and developing over the coming years.
Commenting on her work, she states: “Although my work never represents people in any way, nor any recognisable landscapes, it is essentially about humanity and our place in the world. I’m interested in the ways in which we feel a sense of presence in our environment, and how this adds to self-awareness and security. The importance of our physical environment and the idea of losing it is a driving force behind my practice.”
The unveiling of the artwork will also launch the Programme for the 2018 Dumfries Music Conference. Members of the public are invited along to the Oven from 6pm to pick up a Programme to see the full line-up of events for the following weekend.
You can find out more about the Dumfries Music Conference by visiting the DMC website.