September 2017 - November 2017
Curated by Tiare Ribeaux
Through video, photography, VR, and writings, LaFleur brings forward the idea of matrilineality and a powerful repositioning of the female body in her solo exhibition, NEW FRONTIERS. Exploring the commonalities of virtuality and queerness, the artist reworks gelatin — a material entangled with female domesticity and deep American history — using 3D technologies in virtual space to refigure the cultural ideas of female objectification. This series focuses on the question of what queer deconstruction and demystification can do, and how to use it responsibly.
The centerpiece of this exhibition is a three-channel video documenting LaFleur's first operetta for vitual performance. Combining flute, voice, and harp, is a collection of reel-to-reel radio interviews with Timothy Leary, Dr. John Schooler, and a 1950’s housewife who tries LSD for the first time. The interviews were recorded by the artist’s grandfather in 1969 on KTRH Public Radio Houston.
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