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Friday, 28 May 2021

Isadora


 

No verified record of dancer Isadora Duncan exists - only her words. 

An unverified fragment of a woman dancing in front of the sea is presented

as Isadora dancing on the Parthenon. 


Isadora is an exploration of time and place. The fictional place is presented as the Parthenon (as in the original film footage of Isadora) : a blurring of reality. In the film the narrator's voice changes gender as a chorus using words from the diary of Isadora: her memory describes an experience of what Freud later calls Derealisation, recalled during his own transcendent experience visiting the Parthenon.  Transfixed by the power of the image and the disconnect from reality, her words fragile from the time of the grand tour where the European took the place as their own.

Friday, 5 February 2021

Post European

 

Oil mixed media on Somerset black
 119cm x 90cm



Bathers
Oil on paper
70x55cm

The Europeans (shipwreck) Series Work on paper 2017-2019



                                            Head study 1 The Europeans
Ink on Somerset 300gsm
50cm x 70 cm
 Head study 2 The Europeans
Ink on Somerset 300gsm
50cm x 70 cm





Head study 2 The Europeans
Ink on Somerset 300gsm
50cm x 70 cm




 
Head study 2 The Europeans
Ink on Somerset 300gsm
50cm x 70 cm





study The europeans 
silkscreen and mixed media on paper
80cm x 60cm
A0 Somerset 300gsm





study field of dreamers
monotype and oil on paper 
70 x 50 cm



study field of dreamers
monotype and oil on paper 
70 x 50 cm













The swimmers
Part of The europeans (shipwreck) series




The Swimmer
Monotype/ mixed media on paper 
  84cm x 118cm





Detail 






Out at sea
 Monotype/mixed media on paper 
  84cm x 118c





Out at sea II
Monotype/ mixed media on paper   
84cm x 118cm 

The Swimmer 
Monotype/ mixed media on paper 
  84cm x 118cm





The Swimmer - detail
Monotype/  mixed media on pape
 84cm x 118cm

Thursday, 12 September 2019

You do not do





you do not do 


Oil and mixed media on unstretched canvas
180 cm x 150 cm









detail
you do not do





detail
you do not do













rafters
oil mixed media on paper
60cm x 75cm









lost at sea 2
oil mixed media on paper
60cm x 75cm



Sunday, 16 December 2018

The Forest 2004






The forest 

 A short film in collaboration with  composer Nikos Dimitrakopoulos for a performance by Costas Anastopoulos (lead violinist Athens Opera)

Berlin Biennale 2003
Kreutzburg Ballhaus


                                           
                                         

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Winterreise 2018


Winterreise

Paintings  2017-2019


Figure 1
Oil and Monotype on paper
84x59cm





Figure 1 Detail










Figure 1
Oil and Monotype on paper
84x59cm







head 
Oil and Monotype on paper
84x59cm












head study
Oil on Linen
50x40cm








detail







head study
oil on paper
50x40 cm






Woman II
Monotype & Oil on Paper
50 x 40 cm





                                                   



figure papier mache








If you do not come too close
 Oil & Mixed media on paper
78 x 52 cm







detail







Winterreise
Oil on Linen 80 x 55cm





Detail 
         





Detail 



All images copyright Harriet Hedden


























Thursday, 18 August 2016

Liquid night Painting 2016-2017

Liquid night
 Oil on Canvas 2016
50x50cm










Nuit Blanche
Oil on canvas 2016
50cm x 50cm






The Visitor iII
Oil and Acrylic on paper

118cm x 84 cm







                       
Detail The Visitor iII





The Visitor 
Oil and Acrylic on paper
118cm x 84 cm


 

Detail - The Visitor 







study for head
oil on paper 2018


 Liquid night 
Oil on canvas 
40cm x 30 cm






Algiers 
Oil /mixed media on paper
40cm x 30 cm














Meeting
Watercolour on paper
84cm x 59cm

























A la Ronde
Watercolour on paper
84cm x 59cm



















detail A la Ronde


















Saturno
Watercolour on paper
84cm x 59cm




















Danse
monotype on paper














danse II
Monotype on paper

















Biography

The human body occupies the main site of my visual practice. The body as source of experience and an exploration of it’s vulnerability. The transformation - and translation - of materiality and desire.

As a woman I see painting as a response - a possibility to describe another narrative, a prospect of change. Sometimes I explore the illusions of the body depicted in history key moments in social periods. Through the process of making I reimagine to connect to the present or future, the re-envisioning of self and society.

As Derrida writes Pregnances

“In a way, a woman says of her own as a woman: “I have no history,” or “this version of history is not mine but yours… and I’m showing it to you, representing it to you after the fact, with other eyes, a woman’s eyes.”

I play with the idea of fluidity in paint, medium, and forms - of something always moving: subjectivity in the material. My recent work using three dimensional structures is an exploration of the mutable- a line that circumnavigates space. The figures intertwine and combine, always moving, never static and the sculptures are designed to change and reconfigure.

The paint and processes change as do the supports - working in film, sculpture print and a variety of investigative approaches, I explore what and how an idea in the medium can be visible .I try to find the materiality of the invisible


Harriet Hedden studied painting at Norwich School of Art from 1986-1989, and following a year as Artist in Residence in Bedford, went for two years to Freiburg, Germany as a guest of Prof. Peter Dreher, at the Staatliche Akademie für Bildenen Kunst where she also taught at the Albert Ludwig Universität.

On her return to London she won an AHRB scholarship for two years to study at the Slade School of Fine Art where she completed her MA in Fine Art in She currently teaches at Chelsea College of Art & Design , London.

Her work is held in British Museum, Strang Print Collection UCL, Deutschbank, the Tassos Printmaking Archive Greece, Bedford Museum as well as private collections


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