Saturday, April 21rst, 6 pm
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum
smART Talks: Laurel Beckman, “All Art Should Be Free”
Video and public space artist Laurel Beckman gives a lecture at CAF on her work as an artist and professor. Beckman’s art is an investigation of perceptual phenomena, language, the built environment, and affect. By working with and nurturing eccentric public spaces such as digital billboards and gas pump TV screens, Laurel Beckman highlights perception and public display while attending to themes at the crossroads of consciousness, social conditions, meta-physics, and science. Employing a wide range of media and distribution strategies, her sanctioned and unsanctioned projects often enlist commercial and civic spaces in efforts to contribute meaningfully to the cultural landscape.