On August 13, 1998, Kristin Lucas will launch a project for the world wide web, Between a Rock and a Hard Drive, the eighth in Dia's series of artists' projects for the web. The address for the project will be http://www.diacenter.org/lucas.
Lucas is a young American artist who has worked primarily in video, installation, and performance. Her videos have addressed the alienating and incapacitating effects of our relationships with computers, automated tellers, television, and other forms of mediated communication. Lucas explores these relationships further with her project for Dia's website, using several conventions of the web to create a playful interface she alternately calls "a lullaby for the indiscriminate" and "a subculture for the patience-impaired."
Funding for Dia's series of artists' projects for the web has been provided by the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund and the New York State Council on the Arts. Assistance for this project was provided by the Experimental Television Center and Harvestworks.
Previous projects which can still be visited on Dia's website include Claude Closky's Do you want love or lust?, Tim Rollins and K.O.S.'s Prometheus Bound, Cheryl Donegan's Studio Visit, Molissa Fenley's Latitudes, Susan Hiller's Dream Screens, and Komar & Melamid's Most Wanted Paintings.
Dia Center for the Arts is a tax-exempt charitable organization. Established in 1974, the organization has become one of the largest in the United States dedicated to contemporary art and contemporary culture. In fulfilling this commitment, Dia sustains diverse programming in visual arts, poetry, arts education, and critical discourse and debate.
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