Heather Lander is a visual artist creating immersive sonic light sculptures.
Born in Portland, USA, Lander has been based in Glasgow since 1999 and graduated from Glasgow School of Art’s MFA in 2015 with distinction (1st class). Lander was also awarded the highly distinguished Bram Stoker Medal for the most imaginative work of the year. She has presented video installations with Cryptic Nights (2016) and Sonica (2017) at the CCA; Glasgow International (2016) with Simon Harlow at The Briggait; The Hidden Door Festival (2016); Edinburgh Art Festival (2017) in partnership with Institut Français d’Écosse.
Lander’s practice focuses on ideas of magic, the virtual and the ways technology can, and will, affect our interpretation of reality. She continues her research into time, light and most recently, has begun to introduce sound into her installations – this is something she plans to continue experimenting with and developing over the coming years.
In 2017, Lander worked with Indonesian arts organisation, Tanahindie, in Makassar as part of the British Council UK:ID Season.
Cryptic Commissions for Sonica include:
Through illusion, reflection, projection mapping and ink drawing, this moving light sculpture presents an eternal day break on a distant horizon. At the edge between darkness and dawn, Breaking Reverie draws you into an abstract landscape.
Opening a discourse about the physicality of the natural world and our virtual horizons, Nearer Future uses projection and sound to create a mesmerising moving image installation.