Ian Heisters is a new media artist working with dance and installation. His works use digital film, custom software, and new technologies as entry points to an improvisation-based dance practice. A recurring theme of his work is the collision of social, political, and technological systems with our communities and bodies.
Ian’s installations and performances have shown nationally and internationally at venues including SUPERCOLLIDER, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Root Division, Goldsmith’s University, CounterPulse, and Links Hall. In addition to his art practice, Ian works as a researcher and advisor specializing in performance, mixed reality, AI, and computer vision for projects with UC Berkeley, Jim Campbell, Camille Utterback, and the open source community. He was a member of Anna Halprin's performance lab for several years, and has enjoyed collaborations with Strato A/V/K and Smith/Wymore Disappearing Acts. A native of Northern California, he is based in the California Bay Area, where he tries to spend as much time as possible in the outdoors with his wife and two sons.
Berkeley, CA United States