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Jack Straw New Media Gallery

Still Point

A Multi-Channel Projected Video and Sound Installation
by Heather Dew Oaksen

December 5, 2008 - February 12, 2009

Jack Straw New Media Gallery
4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle 98105

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 - 5

"A fascinating meditation on possible multiple existences and timeless moments within the stream of time."
-Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times

"Still Point is a séance for ghosts and we get to watch. Don't miss it."
-Christopher DeLaurenti, The Stranger

Click the play button above to listen to our interview with Heather Dew Oaksen. Click here to download the interview.

Inspired by T.S. Eliot’s “Four Quartets,” string theory in physics, and Alan Kaprow’s unrealized performance, “Breathing Piece,” Still Point  asks the visitor to consider one’s physical, social, and emotional boundaries; the layered fluctuations and tension between dependence and independence, and the palpable connections between the past and the future.

Heather Dew Oaksen is a media artist whose work explores the realms of both fiction and non-fiction in unexpected ways. Her media installations are usually sited in places where the public "finds" the work informally - as they are traveling (the Colman ferry terminal), commuting (storefront windows at 911 Media Arts Center), or leafing through a periodical (the North East branch of the Seattle Public Library). Oaksen has received many awards for her work, which has been exhibited throughout the United States and Canada.

Jack Straw Productions gratefully acknowledges The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, City of Seattle’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, 4Culture King County Lodging Tax Fund, Washington State Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, PONCHO, ArtsFund, Seattle Foundation, and individual contributors for their support of Jack Straw Artist Programs.

Jack Straw New Media Gallery Events

Friday, December 5, 7pm
Gallery Opening
Heat
her Dew Oaksen: Still Point

Friday, January 23rd, 7pm
Artist Talk
Heather Dew Oaksen: Still Point

Recent exhibitions

Kidnapping Water: Bottled Operas (September 12-November 21, 2008) by Byron Au Yong & Randy Moss
Resonances (April 4-June 20, 2008) by Dorsey Dunn
Wires (January 31-March 28, 2008) by Jason Kahn

About the Jack Straw New Media Gallery

The Jack Straw New Media Gallery, located in Seattle's University District at Jack Straw Productions, opened in 1999 to support artists working with visual and installation art, with an emphasis on sound. Click here to learn more about the gallery, the residency program, and previous artists.





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