Mapping the Invisible
Laura Luck - Artist Talk in english
at LA ART MUSEUM Hveragerði, Thursday Nov. 22nd at 5 pm
Laura Luck is an artist who likes to play with the perceptions of her audiences. From weaving a hut out of wool to making graffitti that changes with the seasons, Laura juxtaposes mythology with cultural norms to question their authority. She is interested in how our memories, stories and mythologies inevitably create our identities; and how story telling can become a powerful force for change.
Originally from Australia, Laura has been working as an artist and a producer in the UK for the past 6 years. She has been commissioned to produce installations at most of the major festivals including Glastonbury and the Secret Garden Party, and has exhibited her work in Canada, Italy and London. Prior to this she curated group exhibitions in Australia and made a short political animation about the last Iraq war that was screened at film festivals in New York, Sydney, London, Rome and Zagreb.
Laura has also been working as a lead artist in the Public Realm Artists Development Agency ‘FigureGround’ in the UK. FigureGround commissions and produces site specific events and opportunities for artists to produce work collaboratively and within the public realm. Their last commission saw 20 artists take over a light ship moored on the coast of Kent.
Next year Laura will be producing a city wide listening project with her partner for her home town of Brisbane. The project ‘Calling the Past’ will allow people’s personal histories to become part of the landscape of the city. The stories will then become available free to listen from phone booths in the locations where they occurred, as well as from an interactive map on the internet.
Laura will be presenting a talk about the last decade of her work, tracking her practice from photography through installation and into sound and following her journey from Australia through Italy, Canada, the UK and finally to her residency in Varmahlid here in Hveragerdi.