Heather Barker fuses painting, poetry, photography and video with psychogeography to make transformative serene constructions that are at once intimidating and soft. The components of her work range from everyday objects to theatrical performance images. These are frequently anchored by visual image, video or polaroid photographs of: sense of self, kitsch object or kitsch place. The works are timeless and conceptual.
In her video, 'Blue Light', Barker captures the rhythm and atmosphere of the poem in the same fluidity as she paints. She performs emotions, personalities and attitudes depending on the site-specific place. It is left up to the viewer to determine what they believe each emotion is. The process of screen printing is shared in the video. This intertwines the process into the outputs, making an internal infinity space. The video plays on a loop, adding to the uneasiness of not being able to leave a place, symbolising the artist's yearning to relocate.