My name is Lucy Mathews Heegaard. Combining writing, photography, sound recording, film editing, and deep listening, I produce audio-driven, essay films that combine individual narratives into collective ones. Immersive, experiential, experimental, I want the viewer to feel a visceral, bodily, emotional connection to the narrators’ stories. Themes of memory, identity, and belonging are in everything I create.
Listening to others’ stories can lead you into your own. Telling your stories can be a foothold for someone else.
memory. identity. belonging.
Story telling can be a healing art. shed light on the influences that have shaped us in life and the aspects of ourselves that existed before any shaping took place. I believe that the story telling and listening process offers a vehicle for this exploration and feel strongly that sharing our stories can help us know, appreciate, and nurture the essence of ourselves.