Friderike Heuer creates visual images inspired by written words. Her work is dedicated to issues of social justice including the past and present consequences of war. Heuer’s photo montages will be projected during the performance to enhance the artistic and philosophical poignancy of the Mass for Peace. Framed prints of these same images will be displayed in the lobby for viewing and/or purchase.
Heuer creates visual images inspired by written words. “I’m thrilled to create montages that serve peace. War and its consequences certainly have been a red thread throughout my work. We’re not aware of what we’re doing. We look away too often. We’re numb from fun movies. We’re numb from TV,” she says. “I believe art serves as a mirror to society. It can act as our conscience.”
“In terms of what I do: I photograph both here in the US and in Europe and then put those pictures into Photoshop and manipulate them so they are more like paintings, often overlaying multiple photographs, and always playing with texture and color. They are usually printed on German Etching paper, which enhances the painterly aspects.” Shown above is the photo montage for “L’homme Arme.”