Julia Heyward takes a close look at the complexity of the multi-faceted self through performance, video, and new media. Originally a painter, she was one of the prominent New York loft performance artists in the 1970s and 1980s. Her work was on view in Rituals of Rented Island: Object Theater, Loft Performance, and the New Psychodrama—Manhattan, 1970-1980. Heyward has also worked as a recording artist at Columbia Records and she directed a Talking Heads music video. In fall 2013, Heyward worked with Youth Insights Artists to explore self-portraiture through in-depth discussions about current Whitney exhibitions, artists’ videos, and her own practice. The teens learned basic film and video editing techniques and created their own video diaries.