video + performance
SeamStress, © 2017, installation and performance
video documentation, 6:00 minutes

- a one week critical performance about the hierarchy of labor, trickle- down economics and the dignity of workers

In the attic of Schloß Plüschow, a theatrical one-woman workroom is staged. A hierarchy of tables is stacked against the logic and comfort of her labors. The SeamStress manufactures hessian/burlap work dresses like the one she herself wears. At the lowest table, she cuts the cloth. Loudly echoing in the vast room, her scissors bite through the stiff fibers. Then, she climbs perilously up to the top most table where one sewing machine, high in the air, takes center stage. There, she sits in the light of one lamp and sews. The machine rumbles, stops, starts again and again. With each completed dress, she climbs back down to wash and hang it. The new work dresses drip, dry and shrivel on the line. The results of her labors fill the lines to her left and right with dresses for an army of absent workers.

‘waterline/receding’, performance documentation video, 5:12 minute, c. 2015 Heather Sheehan
Holbeinhaus, Kunstverein Augsburg, Germany
edit: Heather Sheehan, camera: Frank Baumann

The wall drawing, 'waterline' is transformed using water from the Lech canal which runs before the exhibition building. The illusion of woven cloth is transformed into an image of fluid water recalling the washing stage of textile manufacturing processes.
heather sheehan video + performance photo: Marko Petz
‘receding’ performance view, 2015
Holbeinhaus, Kunstverein Augsburg, Germany
photo: Marko Petz

The wall drawing, 'waterline' is transformed using water from the Lech canal which runs before the exhibition building. The illusion of woven cloth is transformed into an image of fluid water recalling the washing stage of textile manufacturing processes.
heather sheehan video + performance photo: Marko Petz
‘receding’ performance view, 2015
Holbeinhaus, Kunstverein Augsburg, Germany
photo: Marko Petz

The wall drawing, 'waterline' is transformed using water from the Lech canal which runs before the exhibition building. The illusion of woven cloth is transformed into an image of fluid water recalling the washing stage of textile manufacturing processes.
'alighting on the river' video
4'29'' © 2015 Heather Sheehan
camera: Lisa Voelter
heather sheehan video + performance Holbeinhaus, Kunstverein Augsburg, Germany
'alighting on the river' installation view, 2015
4' 29'' video, c. 2015 Heather Sheehan, camera: Lisa Voelter
Holbeinhaus, Kunstverein Augsburg, Germany
photo: Marko Petz
Heather Sheehan alighting, 2015
14' 32 minute video documentation of the performance by Heather Sheehan juxtaposed with the opening speech by Prof. Dr. Anne-Marie Bonnet, at the exhibition: 'alighting', Kunstverein Augsburg, Germany
heather sheehan video + performance photo: Marko Petz
'alighting' performance view, 2015
Holbeinhaus, Kunstverein Augsburg, Germany
photo: Marko Petz

part of 'sack-rope-stone'
on-going installation / performance series, 2014-2016
heather sheehan video + performance photo: Marko Petz
'alighting' performance view, 2015
Holbeinhaus, Kunstverein Augsburg, Germany
photo: Marko Petz

part of 'sack-rope-stone'
on-going installation / performance series, 2014-2016
heather sheehan video + performance photo: Marko Petz
'alighting' performance view, 2015
Holbeinhaus, Kunstverein Augsburg, Germany
photo: Marko Petz

part of 'sack-rope-stone'
on-going installation / performance series, 2014-2016
heather sheehan video + performance photo: Marko Petz
'alighting' performance view, 2015
Holbeinhaus, Kunstverein Augsburg, Germany
photo: Marko Petz

part of 'sack-rope-stone'
on-going installation / performance series, 2014-2016
heather sheehan video + performance photo: Marko Petz
'alighting' performance view, 2015
Holbeinhaus, Kunstverein Augsburg, Germany
photo: Marko Petz

part of 'sack-rope-stone'
on-going installation / performance series, 2014-2016
heather sheehan video + performance photo: Marko Petz
'alighting' performance view, 2015
Holbeinhaus, Kunstverein Augsburg, Germany
photo: Marko Petz

part of 'sack-rope-stone'
on-going installation / performance series, 2014-2016
heather sheehan video + performance photo: Marko Petz
'alighting' performance view, 2015
Holbeinhaus, Kunstverein Augsburg, Germany
photo: Marko Petz

part of 'sack-rope-stone'
on-going installation / performance series, 2014-2016
heather sheehan video + performance photo: Marko Petz
'alighting' performance view, 2015
Holbeinhaus, Kunstverein Augsburg, Germany
photo: Marko Petz

part of 'sack-rope-stone'
on-going installation / performance series, 2014-2016
heather sheehan video + performance photo: Marko Petz
'alighting' performance view, 2015
Holbeinhaus, Kunstverein Augsburg, Germany
photo: Marko Petz

part of 'sack-rope-stone'
on-going installation / performance series, 2014-2016
'in muddier years', performance documentation video 2015
5'06''
Gotische Stadel, Landshut, Bavaria, Germany

part of 'sack-rope-stone'
on-going installation / performance series, 2014-2016
heather sheehan video + performance photo: Viola Sophie
'in muddier years' performance view, 2015
Gotische Stadel, Neue Galerie Landshut, Bavaria
photo: Viola Sophie
heather sheehan video + performance photo: Edgar Diehl
'in muddier years' performance view, 2015
Gotische Stadel, Neue Galerie Landshut, Bavaria
photo: Edgar Diehl
heather sheehan video + performance photo: Viola Sophie
'in muddier years' performance view, 2015
Gotische Stadel, Neue Galerie Landshut, Bavaria
photo: Viola Sophie
5 (w)holes - heather sheehan c. 2015

2' 53 minute video documentation of Sheehan washing away the wall drawing at end of year long exhibition:
(w)hole at SAM project room, Cologne, Germany
heather sheehan video + performance water soluble graphite drawing
'(w)hole wall' detail, 2014-2015
325cm x 484cm / 10.6' x 15.8'
water soluble graphite drawing
photo: Alistair Overbruck
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