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    iPhones from Burnouts displaying animations of retired constellations that are projected on to gallery ceiling.

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    What Remains (Estate Sale 1), from Hard Copy

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    Discarded Thumbdrives, 10 Rupees Each, Gaffar Market, Delhi, India (Digital photograph, 2015)

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    Extracting the Precious Metals, Mustafabad Market, Delhi, India (Digital photograph, 2015)

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    Dismantled Keyboards, Mustafabad Market, Delhi, India (Digital photograph, 2015)

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    The Chuck Close Tapes, installation view from Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York, NY (2014)

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    What Remains (Estate Sale 2), from Hard Copy

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Upgrade Available is an ongoing investigation into how “upgrade culture” impacts our lives on a range of scales. Christensen has made artwork about how the upgrade effects our habits with personal electronics and archives; through her work at the LACMA Art + Tech Lab, she has made work about how upgrade culture impacts institutional archives and buildings; her work with the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab expands the investigation into how the upgrade impacts long term scientific research and space travel.

A book about Upgrade Available is forthcoming in 2019. This project is supported by Creative Capital, LACMA Art + Tech Lab, and the Guggenheim Foundation, with additional support from the Wexner Film + Video Studio and the MacDowell Colony. Works from this ongoing project have been exhibited at 21C Museum/Hotel (Louisville, KY), Ronald Feldman Gallery (NY, NY), Eyebeam (NY, NY), Art in General/Vera List Center for the Arts (online exhibition), Center for Ongoing Research and Projects (Columbus, OH), and forthcoming at LACMA (Los Angeles, CA).

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Upgrade Available has been supported by the Guggenheim Foundation (2018), MacDowell Fellowship (2015), The Wexner Film/Video Studio Residency (2014), The Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award (2015), and the Creative Capital grant (Emerging Fields, 2013)