Late Shift Extra: Edgar Heap of Birds

Late Shift Extra: Edgar Heap of Birds

Friday 17 May 2013
18.00 - 22.00

In partnership with FTI Consulting

Conceptual artist Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds occupies the Gallery for one night and explores language, memory and history – asking the question HOW DO WE SEE EACH OTHER?

Edgar Heap of Birds is an artist from the Cheyenne and Arapaho Nations of Oklahoma who explores the often contested relationship between non-Native historical accounts and Native American memory. The evening is a response to the Gallery’s free exhibition George Catlin: American Indian Portraits

Join Edgar in a unique artist-led participatory event, watch a screening of the artist’s film Most Serene Republics, created for the 2007 Venice Biennale, and relax to a soundtrack handpicked by Heap of Birds in the Main Hall. Other events taking place throughout the Gallery will include films, spoken word, a philosophy salon and live music.

All activities are free. This event is part of Museums at Night.

View photos from the Photobooth: Who am I? here

Download the full programme of the night's events

Read an interview with artist Edgar Heap of Birds  on the Gallery’s Blog

Download the Late Shift Tour

This booklet has been created in response to Late Shift Extra: Edgar Heap of Birds, a late night event which took place at the National Portrait Gallery on 17 May 2013. Inspired by the exhibition George Catlin: American Indian Portraits, conceptual artist Edgar Heap of Birds asks the question HOW DO WE SEE EACH OTHER?