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.
While in residence, Heather will be constructing a plywood bowling lane where she can research public engagement in the “middletown” sport of bowling. She will also explore the process of degradation that will occur with an unfinished plywood bowling lane, essentially reconfiguring the game of bowling over time.