Christensen awarded LACMA Art + Tech Fellowship

Christensen is currently working on a large-scale installation at the LACMA Art + Tech Lab about our incessant desire to document our lives, and how the fidelity of our recordings is obscured by planned obsolescence and upgrade culture.

Julia Christensen has been awarded a fellowship at the LACMA Art + Tech Lab for her project Upgrade Available. This is an ongoing investigation into how memory, identity, and legacy are shifting as we become more fluid with our electronics and recordable media. From the project proposal: Upgrade Available is an installation that uses several generations of…

UPCOMING LECTURE DATES

New York City: Columbia University, Sound Arts MFA Program, 320 Prentis, Thursday, 9/29 @ 11:00 AM San Diego: San Diego State University, Weber Honors College, Thursday, 10/20 @ 12 NOON; Los Angeles: Machine Project, Saturday, 10/22 @ 8:00 PM

CHRISTENSEN PRESENTS AT HARVESTWORKS

Harvestworks is pleased to present an evening with Julia Christensen, who will share artworks from her current project, Upgrade Available (www.upgrade-available.com). This project explores our complicated relationships with obsolete technology and recordable media, in order to more broadly understand the e-waste crisis of the 21st century. Christensen will present pieces that include self-designed video projectors…

CHRISTENSEN AWARDED MACDOWELL FELLOWSHIP

Christensen received a MacDowell Fellowship for the Fall of 2015, to work on her project, “We Share Our Pictures.” Documentation of this work can be seen on the Upgrade Available website, HERE.

PRESENTATION: JULIA CHRISTENSEN AT 21C MUSEUM IN LOUISVILLE

Julia Christensen will present about Burnouts, Hard Copy, The Big Feed, and more at 21C Museum in Louisville on March 23, 2015.  She will also be presenting documentation from her recent trip to India, exploring the informal e-waste processing market in Delhi.   Click here for details: http://www.21cmuseumhotels.com/louisville/visit/calendar/event/artist-lecture-julia-christensen

EXHIBITION: BURNOUTS AT 21C MUSEUM IN LOUISVILLE

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

Burnouts is on view at 21C Museum in Louisville, Kentucky (September 2014-March 2015).