Emeriti Lecture with Chip Lord


Chip Lord, professor of emeritus Film & Digital Media

Awakening from the 20th Century:
Projects Engaged with Environmental Issues from 1970 and 2017

Founded in San Francisco in 1968 and seeking to create an alternative architectural practice, Ant Farm was soon exploring performance, installation, and video making during a decade that saw upheaval in the arts. This is a visual presentation of selected projects that coalesced around environmental issues in the early 1970s. Forty years later, the group produced a series of new video projects as a response to climate change. These works include Peak Air Travel: To & From LAX, 2010, Venice Underwater, 2013, and New York Underwater, 2012. Lord will detail his creative history and then screen Miami Beach Elegy, 2017, 29 minutes, which was funded by the Edward A. Dickson Emeriti Professorship Award.

Chip Lord is an artist whose work blends documentary and experimental practice and who moves between video, photography, and installation. Before he began teaching in 1982, he spent 10 years with the radical architecture group Ant Farm and produced the Cadillac Ranch public sculpture in Amarillo, Texas. Lord’s video work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Tate Modern, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and many other museums.

Music Center Recital Hall
Admission details: 

Free and open to the public. No registration.

Invited Audience: 
portrait of Chip Lord
Event dates: 
04/10/2018 - 7:00pm