Liss LaFleur on ‘The Queer Birth Project’ at Nasher Sculptural Center
Video (2:53): Liss LaFleur talks about her exhibition Liss LaFleur, May 7 – July 17, 2022 at Nasher Sculptural Center, Dallas, Texas. the exhibition is a part of Nasher Public an initiative that aims to generate access to public art by Texas artists at the Nasher and throughout the greater Dallas community.
For her Nasher Public exhibition, Liss LeFleur asks: How do queer people experience birth? This project seeks to promote inclusion by sharing the birth experiences of queer (LGBTQ+) people in the United States. The exhibition features four interconnected artworks: a suspended fringe mobile, two neon sculptures, and an immersive soundscape.
Nasher Public writes, ‘Liss LaFleur is an interdisciplinary artist and new mother to a child birthed by her queer partner. LaFleur’s practice spans moving image, performance, queer and feminist politics, and installation art. Many of her projects develop out of extensive archival research, utilize technology as a poetic tool, and provide a radical space for reimagining our personal and collective struggles in the 21st century.
LaFleur has exhibited and screened internationally including at the TATE (London), the Reykjavik Art Museum (Iceland), SXSW (Austin, TX), Contemporary Art Museum (Houston, TX), Hermes Arts Center (Brazil), Telematic Media Arts (San Francisco, CA), Museum of Glass (Seattle, WA), and the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (South Korea).’
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