Graduate Alumni > Lynne Heller (MFA 2004)

Everybody Deserves Love, Even You
Part 1: Viagra Multi part piece computer generated sound, spam email text
canvas, acrylic, heat transferred imagery, polyurethane
12' x 12'
80 heritage quilts, 16 channels of sound, speakers, computer, mixing board, recorded interviews
56 ‘ x 12’ x 12’ 
Extreme MT100 Deluxe
recorded sound, treadmill, headphones, cd player
6’ x 3’ x 8’
recorded street sound, installed in an elevator
(7:46 min. 1.3 mg)

On the one hand, there are our dreams, projections and yearnings, on the other reality. And in between there is a gap — one filled with odd juxtapositions, quirky beauty and endearing ugliness. My current work reflects my interest in exploring that terrain utilizing sound, image, and communication technologies to address the disconnect between our desires and the concrete manifestations of those realities.

Considerations of the role of beauty are critical to the work. It is through both familiar and startling beauty that I feel I can touch a nerve. I want to engage the mind and evoke the humour and pathos of the human condition.