On October 5, 2007 Kristin Lucas became the most current version of herself when she succeeded in legally changing her name from Kristin Sue Lucas to Kristin Sue Lucas in a Superior Court of California courtroom. On the name change petition that she submitted, she wrote: “Refresh”, as the reason for the change. After a philosophical debate on perception of change, and two hearing dates, the presiding judge who granted the request said: “So you have changed your name to exactly what it was before in the spirit of refreshing yourself as though you were a web page.” Lucas speaks in conversation with Tirdad Zolghadr and Cora Fisher about the unfinished work of re-presenting these documents through a variety of institutional frameworks.
This is the second of three artist talks leading up to the exhibition Monogamy, opening at the CCS Bard Galleries on March 24th, and featuring Gerard Byrne & Sarah Pierce. The talk will be followed by an exercise in Ekphrasis in the CCS Bard Galleries, in the form of three short contributions which will form an integral part of Pierce’s work “The Artist Talks”.
Kristin Lucas is a multidisciplinary artist. Her work investigates the uncanny overlaps of virtual and lived realities, and the physical and psychological effects of technologies on perception of time and space, behavior, and identity. Her video, installation, networked performance, intervention, augmented reality, and hybrid media works are represented by EAI and Postmasters in New York. Lucas earned her BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art and her MFA from Stanford University’s Art Practice Program. Her work has been featured at solo exhibitions at Postmasters Gallery, New York; And/Or Gallery, Dallas; Windows, Brussels, Belgium; The New Museum, New York; O.K. Center for Contemporary Arts, Linz, Austria; and FACT, Liverpool, England, and in group exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art, The New Museum, The 1997 Whitney Biennial, Guggenheim Museum, Artists Space, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York; STUK, Leuven, Belgium, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and Bard CCS Galleries, among others. She has participated in residency programs at The Experimental Television Center, Harvestworks, Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program, P.S.1, ARCUS, Pacific Film Archive, ACC Weimar, IEA Alfred, and Eyebeam. She is a faculty member of the Studio Arts Program at Bard College.
About The Speakers Series: Each semester the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College hosts a regular program of lectures by the foremost artists, curators, art historians, and critics of our day, situating the school and museum’s concerns within the larger context of contemporary art production and discourse. Lectures are open to students and faculty, as well as to the general public, and will also be documented through video and/or audio recordings, which will reside in the CCS Bard Library and Archives.