CulturalDC and District Bridges Present Noa Heyne Posthumous Adaptations

By Editorial Team on March 7, 2018
Photo courtesy of CulturalDC and District Bridges.
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Community Kickoff: Saturday, March 10 from 2pm to 4pm
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Artist Workshop: Saturday, March 24 from 1pm to 3pm

DC’s first Mobile Art Gallery moves to Bruce Monroe Community Park with new art exhibition.

CulturalDC’s Mobile Art Gallery continues its inaugural migratory season with artist Noa Heyne’s interactive exhibition, Posthumous Adaptations, hosted by District Bridges at Bruce Monroe Community Park.

“We are excited to work with Noa Heyne and CulturalDC in bringing this thought-provoking installation to the Georgia Avenue neighborhoods. This joint effort reminds us that art catalyzes important conversations outside the studio and into our communities,” says District Bridges of the collaboration.

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.

Join the Community Kickoff of Posthumous Adaptations on March 10, where there will be performances by local groups and other festivities to celebrate CulturalDC’s latest project. Heyne will also be holding a free workshop with community members on March 24.

Gallery Hours:

  • Wednesday-Friday: 1pm to 7pm
  • Saturday-Sunday: 10am to 7pm

Bruce Monroe Community Park is located at 3012 Georgia Ave. NW. For more information visit culturaldc.org.