Reception for Chip Lord’s ‘Public Spaces’ exhibit at Sesnon Gallery on Feb. 2

Emeritus film and digital media professor Chip Lord has dedicated much of his art practice of the last 20 years to the changing landscape of urban and public space.

His new exhibition "Public Spaces" is a survey of photographic and video projects including Movie Map, 2003; Awakening from the 20th Century, 1994; and In Transit, 2010.

Lord’s interest in architecture and urban public space has led to the production of a series of works in video that document and explore issues of urban geography and planning.

For example, El Centro del Mundo is an interactive DVD installation that allows viewers to browse  different time periods of observed activities in Mexico City’s Zocalo.

As a founding member of the alternative architecture and art collective, Ant Farm (1968-1978), Lord co-produced the video art classics Media Burn and The Eternal Frame as well as the "Cadillac Ranch" roadside sculpture in Amarillo, Texas.

Since 1978, he has been producing video installations and single channel video works.

Lord’s creative practice straddles documentary and experimental genres--often mixing the two--and his works have been shown at numerous film and video festivals and museums around the world, including the Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid; the Tate Modern, London; and the Centre Pompidou, Paris.

UCSC’s Sesnon Gallery will host a public reception for Public Spaces on Wednesday, February 2, from 5 to 6:45 p.m. followed by a premiere screening of In-Transit in the Dark Lab, on the first floor of the Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) building.

The exhibition will run through March 5. Admission is free and the public is welcome.
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