Heather Lander is a visual artist creating immersive sonic light sculptures.
Born in Portland, USA, Glasgow based Lander is a graduate from the Glasgow School of Art with a B.A. (Hons) Fine Art Drawing and Painting and a Master of Fine Art with distinction. Recipient of the The Bram Stoker prize awarded annually for “the best imaginative work of the Session in any branch of effort in the School” her work questions how humans in a technological age continue to respond to reality. Lander investigates how we perceive reality in a world centred around illusionistic systems. Lander’s research and practice explores time, light and most recently, sound, with a focus on magic, the virtual and the ways technology can, and does, affect our interpretation of reality.
In 2017, Lander became a Cryptic Artist. She has presented her work at Glasgow International, The Hidden Door Festival, Edinburgh Art Festival, Findhorn Bay Arts Festival, Dumfries Music Conference, Sensoria Festival and Sonica Glasgow and London.
Cryptic Commissions 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.