LARK BUckingham, Kate LOSSE, & ERICA SCOURTI
SUN NOV 20th, 2016 @ 7pm
The Living Room Light Exchange is partnering with CTRL + SHFT and independent curator Tanya Gayer for a special LRLX salon to accompany the group show, THIRD PARTY: an exhibition of works by Lark Buckingham, Joanna Cheung, Zoe McCloskey, Rhonda Holberton, Erica Scourti, and Angela Washko, opening on Sunday, November 6, 2016 from 6–9pm. The exhibition will be on view through December 3, 2016.
This salon series on Nov 20th will highlight related theories & socio-political topics to a public audience in the living room of two CTRL + SHFT members.
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Lark Buckingham is a filmmaker, performance artist, and critical designer. Using humor within a critical queer framework, Buckingham tackles implications of developing technology and the personal, political and social implications of the dissolving boundary between body and machine. Buckingham's video Tattletale Heart is a multi-faceted conceptual work & film that examines the digitization of the human heart. The work shines a bright light on uncomfortable truths about developing technologies by drawing out the ways that heart rate sensors might be problematic, pointing to information privacy and increasingly obligatory use of digital devices and social media platforms. Buckingham has shown at Frameline Film Festival, San Francisco International Arts Festival, SOMArts, Portland Community Media—to name a few—and has performed in more living rooms, bars and clubs than they can remember.
Kate Losse is a writer on contemporary tech culture, theorist of selfies, and author of the memoir The Boy Kings, an account of her time as one of Facebook's first female employees. She regularly writes about design, culture, and technology, and her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New Inquiry, The New Yorker, and Dissent Magazine.
Erica Scourti is a Gringlish artist, born in Athens and now based in London, who works across different media including performance, text and video. Her work draws on personal experience to explore life, labour, love and gender in a fully mediated, networked world and has been shown recently at spaces like Microscope Gallery, New York, The Photographers’ Gallery, Munich Kunstverein, EMST Athens, and South London Gallery. Her commission for Bedlam: The Asylum and Beyond at the Wellcome Collection is on view from mid September 2016 (and online @empathydeck).
Support for the Living Room Light Exchange is generously provided by Southern Exposure's Alternative Exposure Grant Program. The Exchange is also fiscally sponsored by the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts.
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