Lust Severs

   May 1, 2023 - Fall 2023
   Art Vault, Santa Fe, NM

Single-channel HD video (color, sound), transferred from 35mm optical print and negative, collection of the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation

Artists Included:
LaTurbo Avedon, Dara Birnbaum, Jim Campbell, Sarah Frost, Sabrina Gschwandtner, Desmond Paul Henry, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Bruce Nauman, Nam June Paik, Cara Romero, Elias Sime, Cauleen Smith, Anne Spalter, Stan VanDerBeek, Carrie Mae Weems, Jennifer West, Saya Woolfalk

Lust Severs explores functional and experiential aspects of technology. Guest curated by pioneering film artist Jennifer West, this exhibition interrogates how the digital tools and physical materiality of technology mediate both bodily sensations and mental conceptions of the world around us. Playing to the often-discomfiting collision of the human body, culture, and technology, the title of the exhibition is taken from an auto-correct mistake that changed “list servers” to “lust severs” in an email chain. Spanning from the 1960s to the present, artworks displayed in the exhibition employ digital and analog video, LED sculpture, flatscreens, sculpture, computer-generated imagery, projection, and mixed media.

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