Lectureseries Messing with the Narrative - Liz Magic Laser

Messing with the Narrative – Liz Magic Laser

Lectureseries / 18.06.2021

University-wide lectures in the context of the Masterstudios School of Visual Combinations, ID at the HfK.

Liz Magic Laser's performances and video based installation work has involved collaborations with political strategists, market researchers, journalists, actors, dancers, therapists, surgeons and motorcycle gang members. In this lecture she will discuss a selection of projects that explore the efficacy of new age techniques and psychological methods used in both corporate culture and political movements. She will consider the role of heroic narratives in her most recent work, In Real Life, an experimental reality show that follows the lives of five gig-workers from around the world who rely on work they find through online platforms such as PeoplePerHour, Upwork and Fiverr.

Friday, 18.06.2021,  2 to 3.30 pm
Online via MS Teams:

Liz Magic Laser is a multimedia artist from New York City. Her work has been shown at venues such as Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (2019); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2018); Frye Art Museum, Seattle (2018); Metro Pictures, New York (2018) Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (2017); the Swiss Institute (2016); the Whitney Museum of American Art (2015); Lisson Gallery, London (2013); the Performa 11 Biennial, New York (2011); and MoMA PS1, New York (2010). She has had solo exhibitions at CAC Brétigny, France (2017); Jupiter Artland Foundation, Scotland (2017); Kunstverein Göttingen, Germany (2016); Mercer Union, Toronto (2015); Wilfried Lentz, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2015); Various Small Fires, Los Angeles (2015); Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (2013) the Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany (2013); and Mälmo Konsthall, Mälmo, Sweden (2012) among other places. Sternberg Press published her monograph, Public Relations / Öffentlichkeitsarbeit in conjunction with a solo exhibition at the Westfälischer Kunstverein, Germany (2014). Laser is the recipient of grants from Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation, the Southern Exposure Off-Site Graue Award, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art.


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Lectureseries Messing with the Narrative - Liz Magic Laser


18. June 2021, 14:00