Thursday, November 21, 2002

Discrete and Continuous Border Crossings: The Multi Media Art of Lynn Marie Kirby

Program 2: The Observer and the Boundary

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

For over twenty years, San Francisco-based artist Lynn Marie Kirby has been locating her personal voice, and probing the boundaries, between virtually every timebased medium. Kirby has created a body of work that includes film, video, performance, installation and sound art. Kirby invests in all of her work a vibrant willingness to push the limits of each medium and has maintained a remarkable sensitivity to new potentials for expression. An over-arching concern through all of her work is a fascination with the rhythms and architecture of time, or as she thinks of her recent work, with “time dilations.” Each of the programs in this mid-career retrospective has been conceived around a different set of questions and gestures. Each program will feature a combination of old and new work and each will include at least one installation or performance. (Steve Anker)

There will be a concurrent gallery show of Kirby’s other recent digital work “en passant ” at Ampersand International Arts, 1001 Tennessee Street, San Francisco, open Thursday and Friday, 11am to 5pm and by appointment. Call (415) 285 0170 or email andartsf@aol.com. The show runs from November 22 through December 20, a public reception for the artist will be held on Friday, November 22, from 5:00pm — 8:00pm.

A monograph of Kirby’s work will be available at the shows and a companion web site will be accessible at www.Culturelounge.org.

These works are duets in relation to questions to the self and other-another person, an object or a political event. Films and videos include Sharon and the Birds On The Way To The Wedding, Sincerely, Paris and Athens, Turkish Bath, and a performance about Linden Trees with poet Etel Adnan. (Lynn Marie Kirby)