Abstract

The author describes her public-art projects and installa-tions, in which she has em-ployed various combinations of video, photography, audio, sculpture and performance, often in collaboration with artist Molly Cleator. The pieces spectacularize unresolved conflicts between the artists regarding what is personally truthful as compared to what society dictates, especially concerning the “three deviants”: women, art and nature. The artists question who defines these related realities and how. The author has also offered hundreds of artists a forum called L.A. Freewaves, a media arts organization and festival working in traditional and nontraditional venues throughout Los Angeles, in an effort to disseminate community-empowering public art widely.

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