Heather Freeman (USA)

Heather D. Freeman

Heather Freeman received her undergraduate degree in Fine Arts and German Studies from Oberlin College in 1993. In the Fall of 1998, she entered the MFA program at the Mason Gross School of the Arts of Rutgers University at New Brunswick, New Jersey concentrating in installation art. While exploring the relationship between the history of science and metaphysics, Freeman’s medium of choice became single channel video and digital print.

After a brief flirtation with advertising, Freeman taught at Allegheny College and Youngstown State University. She continued her research at the University of Kentucky as Assistant Professor of New Media in the College of Fine Arts. In fall 2005 she became Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and the RCID PhD Program at Clemson University and spent a truly wonderful year with the Clemson Tigers. In fall 2006 Freeman began her appointment as Assistant Professor of Electronic Media at the University of North Carolina – Charlotte in the Art Department. Her work is regularly exhibited nationally and has appeared in international exhibitions in Canada, Cuba, Germany, Hungary and Sweden.

Heather Freeman has been interested in science and mythology since a child. She is particularly interested in the language and symbolic forms of science and where these intersect with mythic, religious and popular iconography. Freeman believes science has merged with popular culture to become a covertly “universal” religion; the unacknowledged religion of the “truth” we seek on television, in the movies, in comic books and video games. She is particularly interested in ways we import these very public and secular languages and symbols into the very private languages of family, friendships and spirituality. She now looks for “Truths”, myths, superstitions and expectations of the past to see where reality may lie — but also to point out and accentuate its occasional absurdity. Freeman attempts to postulate, explore, and divulge these ideas, thereby forming, simultaneously, her own applied mythologies and her own private science.

Heather Freeman participates in

NewMediaFest2007 – DIGITAL MEDIA Valencia 2008
Cinematheque – streaming media project environments
Slowtime2007? – Quicktime as an artistic medium
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne