Kristin Lucas: Air On The Go

Past

CODEC GALLERY: NOV 11 – JAN 14
OPENING RECEPTION: NOV 11 | 7-9 PM
ART TALK: NOV 11 | 6:45 PM

 

Air on the Go is a multichannel video that investigates constant self-surveillance and the evolving technology for capturing, saving, and disseminating digital content.

Lucas becomes the subject and the author of that content through the use of small HD digital video cameras that document her leisurely walk through a nondescript suburban neighborhood. Lucas stitches the captured footage together into a panoptic 360-degree view of her journey and displays the videos on a grouping of overlapping monitors that hover off the wall. This presentation creates a nauseating and disorienting overload of information to consume, making it difficult to focus on any single video as your eye jumps from one monitor to another. The soundtrack includes a monolog written from phrases collected from online product reviews and technical forums discussing everything from system upgrades to biometric feedback. Initially, the narrator sounds invigorated by the prospect of new technologies, but a feeling of uneasiness slowly becomes apparent as the video progresses.

Air on the Go demonstrates our desire to remain current and connected through the use of almost instantly outdated technologies leading to our endless demand for upgrades and feelings of longing as our excitement for the old fades with the introduction of the new.


About The Artist

Kristin Lucas was born in 1968 in Davenport, Iowa. She received a B.F.A. from The Cooper Union for Advancement of Science and Art, New York, in 1994, and an M.F.A. from Stanford University in 2006. Lucas has been awarded numerous artist-in-residencies, through the Experimental Television Center in Owego, New York; Marie Walsh Sharpe Studio Space Program; the P.S.1 National Studio Program and Harvestworks, New York; and the ARCUS A.I.R. Program, Ibaraki, Japan, among others. During the summer and fall of 2000, Lucas participated in the World Views residency program on the 91st Floor of the World Trade Center’s Tower 1, where she produced two major site-specific video works.