Beachball Antenna Open House


Beachball Antenna Open House
Monday, July 25 | 4:00 – 7:30 pm
South Pointe Park | 1 Washington Ave, Miami Beach

Visiting artist Heidi Neilson invites you to a unique Open House on the beach. Through a series of beachball antennas she receives transmissions from orbiting NOAA weather satellites. Once installed on the beach and connected to a radio and a computer, the beachballs facilitate collecting and viewing images of the shoreline as seen by satellites passing above the earth’s orbit. Visitors can meet the artist and learn about the process in detail as well as observe the signals and the images through a software program.

About Heidi Neilson
Heidi Neilson is an artist addressing topics such as weather, fake snow, and the cultural landscape of outer space. Her work, often collaborative and publishing-based, has been supported by the Art Matters Foundation, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Center for Book Arts, the College Book Art Association, The Drawing Center, Flux Factory, I-Park, the International Print Center New York, the Islip Art Museum, Kala Art Institute, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Lower East Side Printshop, New York Foundation for the Arts, Provisions Library, the Queens Museum of Art, Visual Studies Workshop, and Women’s Studio Workshop. She is a member of the ABC Artists’ Books Cooperative, co-founded SP Weather Station, and her work is included in over 60 museum and university collections. Born in Oregon, Heidi received a BA in biology from Reed College and an MFA in painting from Pratt Institute, and lives and works in New York.

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