Kristin Lucas explores the contingencies, issues, and poetics of digital technologies through conceptual, performative, social, and collaborative frameworks. She reinvents the familiar in uncanny circuitous works that lie somewhere between reality and “reality”. Her current project entitled “Dance with flARmingos” reimagines kinship between humans and flamingos from the ethical distance of a Mixed Reality experience and involves partnership with international flamingo researchers. The project is one of five projects selected out of hundreds for Engadget’s 2017 Alternative Realities grant.
Lucas lives between Queens and Austin where she serves as an assistant professor of Studio Art for University of Texas at Austin. She is the recent recipient of residencies at Oregon Story Board, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, Yafo Creative/Print Screen Festival, and the Bau Institute. She earned a BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art and an MFA in Art Practice from Stanford University.