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Suzanne Lacy: Spaces Between

Sharon Irish

Abstract

Often controversial and sometimes even shocking to audiences, the work of California-based artist Suzanne Lacy has challenged viewers and participants with personal accounts of traumatic events, settings that require people to assume uncomfortable positions, multisensory productions that evoke emotional as well as intellectual responses, and even flayed lambs and beef kidneys. Lacy has experimented with ways to claim the power of mass media, to use women's consciousness-raising groups as a performance structure, and to connect her projects to lived experiences. The body and large groups of bod ... More

Keywords: Suzanne Lacy, mass media, performance structure, public art, feminist theory, community organizing, body, animal organs

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780816660957
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816660957.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sharon Irish, author
Project Coordinator, Community Informatics InitiativeResearch Scholar, School of Architecture, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign