Kristin Lucas, Artist, San Francisco
If Lost Then Found
December 3, 2007; 70 Minutes; Video
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).