Sam Heydt/ Spring Issue

SAM HEYDT (BORN APRIL 20, 1986) IS AN AMERICAN SOCIAL PRACTICE AND RECYCLED MEDIA ARTIST BORN/RAISED IN NEW YORK CITY. ALTHOUGH CURRENTLY RESIDING IN VIENNA, HEYDT HAS LIVED/WORKED IN PARIS, VENICE, AMSTERDAM, ATHENS, BUENOS AIRES, SYDNEY, REYKJAVÍK, AND RAJASTHAN. HER ACADEMIC CAREER TRAVERSED PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN, THE NEW SCHOOL, COOPER UNION, UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM, UNIVERSIDAD OF BUENOS AIRES, AND LA SORBONNE. IN 2012, HEYDT LAUNCHED JANE STREET STUDIO, L.L.C. IN MANHATTAN. SINCE ESTABLISHED, THE PHOTO STUDIO HAS BROADENED ITS PERFORMANCE TO PROVIDE BOTH DESIGN AND MARKETING CONSULTATION IN ADDITION TO ART DIRECTION. ITS GROWING ROSTER OF CLIENTS SPANS EUROPE, NORTH & SOUTH AMERICA, ASIA, AND OCEANIA.

“THE EDGE IS CLOSER THAN WE THINK, BUT ILLUSION WON’T FREE US FROM REALITY, EVEN AS THE SUSTAINED NARRATIVE OF TABLOIDS BECOMES HISTORY AND THE MYTH OF PROGRESS CONTINUES TO PERPETUATE INEQUALITY. “


WORKING ACROSS DIFFERENT MEDIA- FILM, VIDEO, INSTALLATION, PHOTOGRAPHY, SCULPTURE, SOUND, AND TEXT, HEYDT PRESENTS AN ABSTRACT PROPOSITION FOR A WORLD ON THE PERIPHERY OF HISTORY, ONE THAT NOT ONLY APPEARS HAUNTED BY THE GHOSTS OF THE PAST BUT BUILT ON IT. OFTEN REINVENTING OR TRESPASSING THE ASSOCIATIVE USE OF THE MATERIAL IN USE, HEYDT IS ESTEEMED AS ONE OF THE PIONEERS OF THE RECYCLED MEDIA MOVEMENT. HER WORK HAS BEEN SHOWN IN GALLERIES, MUSEUMS, ART FAIRS, AND FILM FESTIVALS WORLDWIDE.




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