Sam Heydt is an American social practice and new media artist born and raised in New York City. She has lived and worked in Paris, Venice, Amsterdam, Athens, Sydney, Udaipur and currently resides in Vienna. Heydt’s work exhibits internationally and sits in the permanent collection of a number of museums.
From the Artist... ALL TRANSCENDENCE HAS DISAPPEARED, THE NATURAL WORLD HAS BEEN LIQUIDATED AND SUBSTITUTED FOR AN ARTIFICIAL ONE. WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON INDUSTRIALIZATION MANUFACTURED FROM THE BONES OF A DYING WORLD UNDER THE HORRIFIC MYTH OF PROGRESS. For Heydt, illusion won’t free us from this reality, even as the sustained narrative of tabloids becomes history. The transformation of the global landscape is central to her work, as is the residual of consumption, the mutability of history and the material inequalities of a world reduced to a bottom line.