Kristin Lucas creates video, installation, intervention, digital photographs, sculpture, and projects for the web. Positioning herself at the center of her projects, Lucas’s work addresses the effects of rapid-spread technology on the human condition. Reversing a popular concept of infusing humanity into machines, she instead applies familiar strategies of electronic media to her own life. Transformations, mutations, and portraiture are the focus of works set to the backdrop of empty and meaningful exchanges with automated tellers, healing arts therapists, celebrity impersonators, police officers, and a judge.
And on a little side note/tangent, I chose to start the blog off with this particular image because I think it communicates a strong message in a simple, clean, and effective way. It reminds me a lot of the work that EcoArtTech does, and the themes that they work with in terms of sustainability and the reconciliation of natural and synthetic environments.
Refresh | Lucas has herself legally “refreshed,” in (almost) exactly the same way you would refresh a web page…
The Versionhood Blog | There is a forthcoming web project that is not online yet, but read the blog to watch it all unfold from the very beginning…
And, of course, be sure to visit Kristin’s newly renovated website, www.kristinlucas.com
Lucas’ work has been exhibited in numerous group exhibitions, including Queens Nails, San Francisco; Artefact Festival, Leuven; ICA, London; ZKM, Karlsruhe; Cheekwood Museum, Nashville; The Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, and Artists Space, New York. She has had solo exhibitions at Postmasters Gallery, New York; And/Or Gallery, Dallas; Or Gallery, Vancouver; Plugin, Basel; Windows, Brussels; the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; O.K Center for Contemporary Arts, Linz, Austria; and FACT, Liverpool, England.
Lucas has been awarded numerous artist residencies including the Edith Russ Site for Media Art New Work Stipend, Oldenburg, Germany; the 13th International Studio Program of ACC Weimar and the City of Weimar, Germany; World Views, Experimental Television Center, Harvestworks, Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program and P.S.1 National Studio Program, New York; and the ARCUS A.I.R. Program, Ibaraki, Japan.