CCA Faculty Member Lynn Marie Kirby Featured in Program at the Museum of Modern Art

Work by Lynn Marie Kirby

As part of its ongoing MediaScope programming, the Museum of Modern Art in New York will present "An Evening with Lynn Marie Kirby" on January 30 at 8 p.m. The program includes several of her works, including C to C: Several Centuries After the Double Slit Experiment (1995); Study in Choreography for Camera Remote (2001); and pieces from the Latent Light Excavation series (2004–5). Lynn Marie Kirby is a professor at CCA and teaches in the Media Arts, MFA in Fine Arts, and First Year programs.

Kirby has created a body of work that includes film, video, performance, installation, and sound art. A past Guggenheim Fellow, she has shown regionally at SFMOMA, the Pacific Film Archive, and the Cinematheque, as well as nationally at the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum in New York and L.A.C.E. in Los Angeles. She has also exhibited internationally at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, as well as different art venues in Berlin, Istanbul, London, and Sarajevo. In 2002, the Film Arts Foundation and the San Francisco Cinematheque presented Discreet and Continuous Boundary Crossings: The Multi Media Art of Lynn Marie Kirby, a mid-career retrospective.

Kirby inventively draws upon vernacular imagery from domestic life and the American landscape, transforming the material in the process. She also explores the unique properties of the mechanical and the digital. Her work bridges the cinema and conceptual art worlds by putting tools to unanticipated uses, whether editing by remote control, reframing production gear as subject, or turning the editing console into an instrument for live performance. Kirby's multimedia practice establishes the "frame" as a delimited space of improvisation and openness-for artist and viewer alike-in works of astonishing beauty and vibrancy.

Dedicated to experimentation with cinematic form and content, MOMA's MediaScope program presents emerging and recognized artists who discuss their work with the audience. The program explores filmmaking and videomaking, as well as web-based installation and digital art practices.