Sunday, November 24, 2002

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

Program 3: Relocating Boundaries

San Francisco Art Institute

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 both about the family one comes from and the family one builds for oneself in adult life. Films and videos include Three Domestic Interiors; Love, Lynn; Choreography for camera remote; The Residue of Life Series and the installation Off the Tracks. A reception for the artist will follow this screening. (Lynn Marie Kirby)