Heat Transfer is a coin-operated barrel fire to be temporarily installed in Occidental Park on a series of evenings in early fall as the weather gets colder and the days grow shorter. The fire is a projected element, providing no actual heat, and the coins collected are donated to an organization serving Seattleʼs homeless population. Heat Transfer will provide a comment on the relationship between the arts and the homeless in Occidental park, and a conduit to contribute money to the homeless.
Heat Transfer is part of the artSparks 2010 program. To learn more about what is going on in Occidental Park this summer, please visit the artSparks 2010 website.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Britta Johnson has been doing stop-motion animation in Seattle for more than 10 years; she makes short films and video installations and has directed music videos for bands including Lusine, Andrew Bird, and Minus the Bear. Her films and collaborations with musicians (Mirah and Spectratone Int’l, Robin Holcomb) have shown in places including Seattle’s Henry Art Gallery, Northwest Film Forum and Giant Magnet; the PICA’s TBA festival, the Walker Art Center, MassMoCA, and the Boston MFA. Her recent work includes Crashing Waves, a short film that incorporates time-lapse photography with animation, and Communiqué, a sculptural collaboration with glass artist Christopher McElroy