Untitled (Brecht walking the tightrope)
Hegarty’s large “Untitled” installation (2008) is witty and well choreographed. A teddy bear walks a tight rope with a cloth sack on its head. Underneath a toy-scaled missile is constructed of banker boxes. It is seemingly being filmed by miniature 1930s Hollywood-style movie cameras. Figures on wooden, children’s pull-toys reveal bolts behind the figurative facades. On the wall, small flames peak out. The work’s bare bulb lighting augments the starkness and adds drama. It’s easy to spot subplots everywhere in the installation. The narrative possibilities go on and on.