gallery Interview with artist Lauren Marie Taylor, recorded at Pro Arts Gallery: Elaborating on the history of mining, astronomy, and human rights in the context of her exhibition titled Time Machine, on view in Oakland, California

Time Machine, new work by Lauren Marie Taylor, curated by Angel Rafael Vázquez-Concepción

Sep 07 2018 – Oct 21 2018

Exploring the intersections of astronomy, mining, and human rights after the fall of the first democratically elected socialist state in the Americas, Time Machine places historic events in a future sci-fi environment in order to interrogate our present moment. The work in Time Machine includes photography, drawing, sculpture, video, and virtual reality, combined in dramatic installation to engage audiences in the deliberate manipulation of time and space.

Lauren Marie Taylor is a Bay Area conceptual artist. Recent projects include collaborative work on the Man in Space Collection at the Walt Disney Family Museum, Satellite Engineering at California Academy of Sciences, Workshops for BAN 7 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and a solo exhibition at Southern Exposure on science fiction and robotics in the Civil Rights Era. In 2013 she was the first Artist in Residence at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, from which the first message was sent to outer space. In 2015 she was an Artist in Residence at the American Academy in Rome, where she worked with the Vatican Astronomical Observatory. Taylor has presented at the Octavia Butler Conference, Science in the Studio Symposium for AICAD, the Bay Area Science Festival, Nerd Nite, Stairwells, and more. She was a 2016-17 Equity Fellow at YBCA. She holds a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, an MEd from Portland State University and an MFA in Social Practice from the California College of the Arts.

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