Indefinite Free Time (2013 - current)

Indefinite Free Time, 2014

Indefinite Free Time, 2014

 

Project statement:

Started in 2013, my Indefinite Free Time series is a meditation on and translation of artwork produced by incarcerated Guantanamo Bay detainees, into photographic form — the media choice providing the viewer a more accurate sense of what detainee’s used, mostly as still lifes, while imagining and creating their original work. My process is an attempt to empathize with the faceless and nameless artists through translation of their largely unseen and confounding artworks. Additionally, I have reconstructed the actual space in which the detainee works are exhibited and photographed at the prison camp. In this space, wall paneling clads the walls where my own blind contour paintings hang. These paintings are the result of a further attempt to explore the psychological circumstances of the detainees’ paintings. I intend on continuing to expand this project until there is a closure of Guantanamo Bay. 

 

Selected installation views:

Indefinite Free Time 2017 BEEFHAUS, Dallas (USA) Organized by Lauren Fulton

Indefinite Free Time
2017
BEEFHAUS, Dallas (USA)

Organized by Lauren Fulton

Indefinite Free Time 2017 BEEFHAUS, Dallas (USA)

Indefinite Free Time
2017
BEEFHAUS, Dallas (USA)

Indefinite Free Time 2017 BEEFHAUS, Dallas (USA)

Indefinite Free Time
2017
BEEFHAUS, Dallas (USA)

Indefinite Free Time 2017 BEEFHAUS, Dallas (USA)

Indefinite Free Time
2017
BEEFHAUS, Dallas (USA)

Indefinite Free Time 2017 BEEFHAUS, Dallas (USA)

Indefinite Free Time
2017
BEEFHAUS, Dallas (USA)

 
Indefinite Free Time 2017 BEEFHAUS, Dallas (USA)

Indefinite Free Time
2017
BEEFHAUS, Dallas (USA)

Ode to the Sea, 2017

Ode to the Sea, 2017

Indefinite Free Time, 2017

Indefinite Free Time, 2017

 
Lauren Fulton and Robert Chase Heishman, Ode to the Sea, 2017

Lauren Fulton and Robert Chase Heishman, Ode to the Sea, 2017

Selected works:

Indefinite Free Time, 2013

Indefinite Free Time, 2013

Indefinite Free Time, 2016

Indefinite Free Time, 2016

 
Indefinite Free Time (Djamel Ameziane), 2015

Indefinite Free Time (Djamel Ameziane), 2015

Indefinite Free Time, 2014

Indefinite Free Time, 2014

Indefinite Free Time, 2016

Indefinite Free Time, 2016

 
Indefinite Free Time (Omar Khadr), 2016

Indefinite Free Time (Omar Khadr), 2016

 
Indefinite Free Time, 2017

Indefinite Free Time, 2017

Indefinite Free Time (Khaled Qasim), 2017

Indefinite Free Time (Khaled Qasim)2017

 

ibid. (2011 - current)


Robert Chase Heishman and Megan Schvaneveldt
ibid. | 2016 | HD video | 16:9 | Sound | Color | Loop (00:05:59 x ∞)

 

Project statement:

Megan Schvaneveldt and I have been working collaboratively on video works since 2011. Often site-responsive, our videos playfully activate materials in an elaborate lo-fi choreography. Like multiple active tabs on an internet browser, our videos function as a picture plane containing simultaneously existing activities. By replacing touch screens with mirrors and crossfades with mini blinds, screen space is actualized through the use of cheap tricks and sleight of hand.

 

Selected installation views:

Painting In Time 2015 The Tetley, Leeds (UK) Co-curated by Sarah Kate Wilson Artists in exhibition: Polly Apfelbaum, Claire Ashley, Kristina Buch, Kate Hawkins, Robert Chase Heishman and Megan Schvaneveldt, Natasha Kidd, Rob Leech, Lisa Milroy, Yoko Ono, Hayley Tompkins, Jessica Warboys, and Sarah Kate Wilson

Painting In Time
2015
The Tetley, Leeds (UK)

Co-curated by Sarah Kate Wilson

Artists in exhibition: Polly Apfelbaum, Claire Ashley, Kristina Buch, Kate Hawkins, Robert Chase Heishman and Megan Schvaneveldt, Natasha Kidd, Rob Leech, Lisa Milroy, Yoko Ono, Hayley Tompkins, Jessica Warboys, and Sarah Kate Wilson

Painting In Time 2015 The Tetley, Leeds (UK)

Painting In Time
2015
The Tetley, Leeds (UK)

MDW Art Fair 2012 Document, Chicago (USA)

MDW Art Fair
2012
Document, Chicago (USA)

MDW Art Fair 2012 Document, Chicago (USA)

MDW Art Fair
2012
Document, Chicago (USA)

Selected works:


Robert Chase Heishman and Megan Schvaneveldt
ibid. | 2011 | HD video | 16:9 | Sound | Color | Loop (00:06:45 x ∞)


Robert Chase Heishman and Megan Schvaneveldt
ibid. | 2012 | HD video | 16:9 | Sound | Color | Loop (00:04:03 x ∞)


Robert Chase Heishman and Megan Schvaneveldt
ibid. | 2013 | HD video | 16:9 | Sound | Color | Loop (00:06:30 x ∞)


Robert Chase Heishman and Megan Schvaneveldt
ibid. | 2011 | HD video | 16:9 | Sound | Color | Loop (00:06:08 x ∞)


Robert Chase Heishman and Megan Schvaneveldt
ibid. | 2014 | HD video | 16:9 | Sound | Color | Loop (00:08:09 x ∞)


_IMG (2012 - current)

_IMG, 2016

_IMG, 2016

Selected installation views:

Lauren Clay and Robert Chase Heishman Untitled Art Fair, Miami 2015 LVL3, Chicago (USA)

Lauren Clay and Robert Chase Heishman
Untitled Art Fair, Miami
2015
LVL3, Chicago (USA)

Lauren Clay and Robert Chase Heishman Untitled Art Fair, Miami 2015 LVL3, Chicago (USA)

Lauren Clay and Robert Chase Heishman
Untitled Art Fair, Miami
2015
LVL3, Chicago (USA)

Lauren Clay and Robert Chase Heishman Untitled Art Fair, Miami 2015 LVL3, Chicago (USA)

Lauren Clay and Robert Chase Heishman
Untitled Art Fair, Miami
2015
LVL3, Chicago (USA)

Fractal Semblance 2013 Roots & Culture, Chicago (USA) Curated by Stephanie Cristello + Allison Glenn

Fractal Semblance
2013
Roots & Culture, Chicago (USA)

Curated by Stephanie Cristello + Allison Glenn

Selected works:

_IMG, 2012

_IMG, 2012

_IMG, 2016

_IMG, 2016

_IMG, 2013

_IMG, 2013

_IMG, 2015

_IMG, 2015

_IMG, 2013

_IMG, 2013

_IMG, 2013

_IMG, 2013

_IMG, 2014

_IMG, 2014

_IMG, 2014

_IMG, 2014