'Emptied Gestures' is an experiment in kinetic drawing in which Heather Hansen was exploring ways to download her movement directly onto paper.
So she came up with this great creative and powerful idea of playing across a giant paper canvas with pieces of charcoal firmly grasped in each hand, where Heather Hansen begins a grueling physical routine atop a sizable paper canvas. Her body contorts into carefully choreographed gestures as her writing implements grate across the floor, the long trails resulting in a permanent recording of her physical movements - that might be seen as a dance. Part dance and part performance art, the kinetic drawings are a way for Hansen to merge her love for visual art and dance into one. The final symmetrical patterns that emerge in each pieces are reminiscent of a Rorschach test, or perhaps cycles found in nature. Either way it is beautiful!