January 9, 2016 — February 13, 2015
Conduit Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of video and sculptural work by Denton based artist, Liss LaFleur.
Inspired by Mina Loy’s 1914 text, “Aphorisms on Futurism”, TIPS is a homonym for the future feminist. Digitally engraved, Mina Loy’s words, her ‘tips’, are individually laser cut into 667 acrylic fingernails. These are used as a performance tool, via a single channel video, to facilitate discourse between a mother and daughter both biologically and historically linked. Mirroring the intent of the Futurist feminist, LaFleur’s video performance uses the act of deconstructing the text in order to open a space for new ideas and as the artist states, “focus on the instability of memory and representation as a common thread that weaves together the analog/digital, and historic/futuristic divide.
Liss LaFleur is a New Media artist, scholar, and educator exploring the intersections of storytelling, gender, and technology. Her work has been featured internationally in solo and juried exhibitions, film festivals, and on the internet, including the TATE Modern, Cannes Court Métrage; online with PBS and POV Digital; the Boston LGBT Film Festival; the Reykjavik Art Museum; Makeshift Boston, and many colleges and universities nationwide. LaFleur earned an MFA in Media Art as a Digital Fellow at Emerson College in 2014, a BFA in Photography and a BA in Art History from the University of North Texas. Currently, LaFleur is Assistant Professor of New Media at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.
Liss LaFleur - Hyperallergic Profile - January 29, 2016