Kristin Lucas – Host (United States 1997, 7:41 mins.)

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In this video, Lucas performs characters on both sides of the screen. Set in the future, a young woman approaches a street-side multimedia kiosk, logs in, and enters an online group therapy session. As she indulges in a conversation about a troublesome relationship, it becomes unclear whether she is referring compatibility with a human partner or her personal computer. A system operator with a split-attention span multitasks behind the scene playing network host and giving technical direction to a camera crew. Wires are crossed, connections frayed, and promises broken.

BIO: Kristin Lucas is a multidisciplinary artist. Born in Iowa, she attended undergraduate school at The Cooper Union School of Art in New York City, and after ten years, enrolled in graduate school at Stanford University in California’s Silicon Valley. She has spent the past five years residing in New York’s Hudson Valley and is the recent recipient of an Eyebeam Artist Residency in New York City.

Her video, installation, networked performance, augmented reality, and hybrid media works have been presented internationally at museums and galleries, including: The New Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art (New York City); Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (Liverpool); Center for Art and Media (Karlsruhe); Nam June Paik Art Center (Gyeonggi-do); and at festivals, including: dOCUMENT (Kassel), Low Lives International Internet Performance Festival, Transmediale Festival (Berlin), and World Wide Video Festival (Amsterdam).