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Heather Van Winckle - 2018 Fall Resident

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With a keen interest in self-policing behaviors exhibited in Western Society, Heather Van Winckle researches how the rules that structure normal cultural behavior are (re)produced and re(de)fined in our daily lives. Her work is project-based, site-specific and interdisciplinary. She studied sculpture at the University of Windsor and the San Francisco Art Institute. She lives in Oakland, California where she practices art and runs a small business.

Who wants to go bowling at the mall??

While in residence, Heather constructed a plywood candlepin bowling lane where she could research public engagement in the “middletown” sport of bowling. The homemade alley was installed for 2 weeks inside a store front at the Muncie Mall. Each day, Heather held open bowling hours for the public, or had special bowling parties where passersby could bowl against each other for a cause. She also explored the process of degradation that occurred with an unfinished plywood bowling lane.

Heather resets the pins after each game.

Heather resets the pins after each game.

Mall patrons try their luck!

Mall patrons try their luck!

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