Oberlin College and Conservatory

The Audience is the Offering: Altars, Socially Engaged Installations & the Forces of the Artist

Thursday, October 1 at 5:00pm

Virtual Event

Please join the art department for a remote lecture presented by M. Carmen Lane. 

At the core of my practice is the investigation of the responsibilities inherent in carrying unfinished ancestral business in the body--individually and collectively within a system. Using the container of the altar as a gateway between the seen and the unseen; the work and the audience, the installation functions to provide the presence that is missing from the environment. This slide-based lecture is a discussion of the potentiality of viewing the installation as altar, the paradoxical nature of contemporary art making and the socially engaged possibilities that all art is site specific.

About the Artist: M. Carmen Lane is a two:spirit African American and Haudenosaunee (Mohawk/Tuscarora) artist, writer and facilitator living in Cleveland, Ohio. Lane’s work ranges from experiential educator to diversity practitioner to organizational systems consultant to experimental artist—all of it integrates ancestry, legacy, and spirituality; pursues expansion, experimentation, and play. M. Carmen Lane www.mcarmenlane.com IG:@m_crmnlne

This event is presented with support from the Ellen H. Johnson Endowment for Contemporary Art.

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Event Type

Arts, Lectures/Symposia/Workshops, Virtual Events

Departments

Academic, Art

Cost

Free to the public

Photo Alternate Text

M. Carmen Lane

Contact Person

Nanette Yannuzzi

Contact Phone Number

440-775-8181

Contact E-mail Address

nyannuzz@oberlin.edu

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