A paradoxical and insubstantial explanation of the inherent problem of simplifying a complex set of relevant concerns related to the phenomenon of over-identification with an inanimate object and its consequent animations and manifestations. A lecture that unfolds into a coming of age story about the largely undocumented and unfinished work of the artist Kristin Lucas, including documentation of an attempt to embody the digital medium by reversing the popular notion of infusing humanity into machines, and instead applying familiar strategies of electronic media to her own life––told by the most current version of herself. The lecture will include the screening and possible live restaging of fragments of video, performance, and difficult to categorize works, such as: "Whatever Your Mind Can Conceive" (2007) and "Refresh" (2007).
Kristin Lucas lives in Oakland and New York, and recently Weimar, Germany where she was a participant of the 13th International Studio Program of ACC the City of Weimar. Lucas is an artist working in the realms of digital art, video, performance, intervention, sculpture, and installation. She investigates visions of future, the effects of an accumulation of rapid spread, flash-in-the-pan technology, and the impact of the digital medium on perceptions of time and space.
Lucas' work has been exhibited in the 1997 Whitney Biennial, New York, and in group exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art and Artists Space, New York; San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose; ZKM; Karlsruhe, and at festivals in Amsterdam, Berlin, Mexico City, Montreal, Toronto, New York and San Francisco. She has had solo exhibitions at Postmasters Gallery, New York; Or Gallery, Vancouver; JEMA, a location variable museum; Windows, Brussels; O.K Center for Contemporary Art, Linz; Foundation for Art and Creative Technologies, Liverpool; [Plug in], Basel; and Insitute for Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. She is the recipient of several awards, including the Colbert Foundation Award for Media Arts; Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant for Video and Performance; Urban Visionaries Award for Emerging Talent. Her single channel videos are distributed by Electronic Arts Intermix, New York.
-- As of 12/3/07