Liss LaFleur

Chatterbox, mixed media performance (2016)

Join the Art Department for a talk and live Q&A with Texas performance artist Liss LaFleur, Assistant Professor of New Media Art at the University of North Texas.

Access the recorded talk here.

Login to the live Q&A Thursday, May 14, 2020 @ 6pm PST.**

Zoom Link: https://eou.zoom.us/j/96629898377

Zoom Meeting ID: 966 2989 8377

**Audience members may submit questions to the artist via shared Google Doc or by emailing Scott Gleeson at sgleeson (at) eou (dot) edu.


Statement

Theorist Zach Blas describes the queer body in contemporary society as equivalent to a bomb – a physical and psychological figure as explosive device. In my practice I construct narratives that explore the imagining, or imaging, of queer identity, the future of feminism, and historical narratives. I am interdisciplinary, working across mediums towards a collapse of boundaries. I create my own structures outside of established conventions, work from the margins, privilege my instincts, and think in public. Throughout my practice, I acknowledge the body in direct relation to technology, as one that is a rebel, renegade, radical, and remnant of a whole.

Biography

Liss LaFleur is an interdisciplinary artist whose work traverses video, new media, and performance. Through the merging of digital and physical space, she explores queer identity, the future of feminism, and historical narratives. In 2018 she was named an Immersive Scholar by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including presentations at the TATE Modern, UK; Cannes Court M├ętrage, FR; PBS/ POV Digital; the Reykjavik Art Museum, IS; the Museum of Glass, US; Sister Gallery, AU; and the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, South Korea. LaFleur received an MFA in Media Art from Emerson College, and is an Assistant Professor of New Media Art in the College of Visual Art & Design at the University of North Texas. She is currently represented by Galleri Urbane Marfa + Dallas.

www.LissLaFleur.com