Amazing Arts & Artists : Dance Motion Art by Heather Hansen

 
Heather Hansen, a contemporary performance artist and dancer in New Orleans, has come up with an elegant and creative way to capture her dancing motions on paper – she gets up-close and personal with a big piece of paper and some charcoal. 
 
For the performance aspect of her work, Hansen invites observers to watch her dance on a huge piece of paper. As she dances and prostates herself on the piece of paper, she marks it with charcoal, gradually building a beautiful diagram of her seemingly ritual dance. She has also created a video called “Emptied Gestures” that features studio recordings of her graceful and dramatic work for those that cannot see it live. 
 
Hansen says of her work; Emptying Gestures is an experiment in kinetic drawing. In this series, I am searching for ways to download my movement directly onto paper, emptying gestures from one form to another and creating something new in the process” 

    

 

  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hansen is a very prolific artist. In addition to numerous gallery performances and exhibitions of her dance drawings, she also spent all of 2013 creating an artistic sketch a day and plans to do so 2014 as well. By the way – forcing yourself to create one piece of artwork a day is a great way for people to stay creatively occupied and motivated!

Read more: http://propelsteps.boards.net/thread/41/captures-dancing-motion-on-paper?page=1&scrollTo=49#ixzz2rb2I3rbJ

2 thoughts on “Amazing Arts & Artists : Dance Motion Art by Heather Hansen

  1. I Don’t Know! I think it as more of a craft than art. That is my opinion. I think she could teach anyone to do the same exact thing with relatively little effort. It reminds me of those little contraptions you could buy for kids where you stick the pencil in and swirl it around and round. But very visually interesting thus a good Blog topic…….Thanks, claudy

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  2. Pingback: ART & INSPIRATION: STRIKING A CHORD | Paint and Sculpture Blog

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