Posthumous Adaptations - CulturalDC's Mobile Art Gallery

Join Ward 1 community members for kickoff festivities as artist Noa Heyne opens her interactive exhibition, Posthumous Adaptations, at CulturalDC's Mobile Art Gallery!

Hosted by CulturalDC and District Bridges, the installation's community kickoff will feature food, performances by Model City Steppers, brief remarks by the artist, and other festivities - all free and family-friendly!

Posthumous Adaptations will be open to the public from March 3 to April 13. Weekly hours are as follows: Wednesday-Friday 1-7PM, Saturday-Sunday 10AM-7PM.

Heyne will also hold a free workshop for community members on March 24 from 1-3PM. Details to come!

Posthumous Adaptations invites viewers into an imaginary environment, both playful and sinister, where they are able to animate a seemingly lifeless whale-oid specimen. Placed behind a plexiglass wall and in a sterile, lab-like room, the concrete creature is set in motion by hydraulic power and human weight. The sculpture is accompanied by an animated video to give spectators a view of what might be a remainder of an ancient past or a glimpse into a far future.

“Activating the concrete sculpture with hydraulics references water as the mobilizer of rocks, people, and land—as a force of life as well as destruction. The act of pumping water becomes an attempt to return life to a fossil or movement to an inert structure,” says Heyne of her sculpture

ABOUT THE ARTIST Noa Heyne is an interdisciplinary artist working in Baltimore, MD. In her work, Heyne uses sculpture, animation and mechanical systems of interaction to explore the manifestation of movement in natural and urban environments, as agency, circumstance or obstacle. Her sculptures and installations emphasize the physical engagement of the visitors with the objects around them, and the memories carried by the body through visceral experiences.

Originally from Israel, Heyne moved to Baltimore in 2015 to study in the graduate program at MICA, and received her MFA from the Rinehart School of Sculpture in 2017. Her work has shown in Israel and the U.S., and is in private collections in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, London, New York and Baltimore. She currently teaches at MICA and is a fellow of the LAB (Launch Art in Baltimore) grant. Heyne is a 2018 Baker Artist Award Finalist.

CulturalDC’s Mobile Art Gallery continues our strong history of presenting cutting-edge artwork and emerging artists by allowing artists to transform a fully-outfitted 40ft shipping container into an immersive environment. The gallery moves across the city throughout the 2017-2018 season with a new exhibit and a different community project in every neighborhood it visits. By outfitting a portable shipping container as a multi-functional space for art and by partnering with unconventional venues across the city, CulturalDC ensures that communities experience and engage in groundbreaking works.