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Uncultivated

Uncultivated, site specific installation of 12 photographic prints on canvas, 88.5" x 59" each, Madou Sugar Industry Arts Triennial, Tsung-Yeh Arts and Cultural Center, Tainan, Taiwan, 2019

Melt

Still image from Melt, 4K video that is part of "Losing Winter", a multimedia partcipatory art project about the season of winter, using human memory of weather to provide a glimpse of climate change as it intersects with individual lifetimes.

Ecomimesis

Still image from Ecomimesis, 2018, a VR environment containing animated virtual plants that allows viewers to have an intimate encounter with growing plants.

Diluvian

Diluvian 11, unique solar photogram on gelatin silver vellum, 24" x 21". From series created using expired black and white photographic paper and lengthy solar exposures.

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About Lynn

Baltimore City

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Lynn Cazabon creates site-specific, interdisciplinary projects centered on the intersection of environmental and social issues. She works primarily with photography, time-based media, and community collaborations, often displaying her projects in public spaces. Her work has been exhibited internationally with museums and galleries, as public art, and in solo and group exhibitions with National Museum of Contemporary Art (Bucharest, Romania), Tsung-Yeh Arts and Cultural Center (Tainan, Taiwan),... more

Losing Winter

2018 - ongoing, site-specific multimedia community art project

Losing Winter is a participatory art project and archive of memories and emotions about the season of winter, using human recollection of weather to provide a glimpse of climate change as it intersects with individual lifetimes. The project was first realized with the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest, Romania (Romanian title: Pierderea Iernii) through exchanges with local citizens, collaborators, and businesses. At the heart of the project are recordings of narrated memories from participants about a winter from their past. Intertwined with these memories are details of personal, political, and historical events, familial and cultural customs, emerging naturally as a consequence of the particular memory shared. The project in Bucharest included a series of unique ice sculptures created in response to selected memories which are the subject of Melt, a high resolution video that documents the melting sculptures positioned in various key locations in and around the museum.

  • MELT

    Still from Melt, 4K video
  • MELT

    4K video that is part of the project as realized with the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania (2018). The video features ice sculptures created to represent selected memories placed in key locations inside and outside the museum in the process of melting.
  • MELT

    Still from Melt, 4K video
  • Losing Winter

    Promotional video for project as realized in Bucharest, Romania
  • MELT

    Still from Melt, 4K video
  • Losing Winter

    audio, narrated memory, 58 seconds
  • Losing Winter

    audio, narrated memory, 49 seconds
  • Losing Winter / Pierderea Iernii

    audio, narrated memory, 01:29
  • Losing Winter

    audio, narrated memory, 01:17
  • Losing Winter

    audio, narrated memory, 01:31

Uncultivated

2010 - ongoing, site-specific, geo-referenced photographs, public displays, website, community collaborations and workshops

http://uncultivated.info

Uncultivated is a site-specific, scalable art project focused on wild plants within urban landscapes. The project draws attention to plant species that are typically rejected as weeds but which are able to thrive in the harsh conditions we have created in cities and are increasingly found around the world. Each photograph has a corresponding webpage containing detailed information on all the plants appearing in them, the location, and the date it was taken. Public displays show images taken in the vicinity of the display venue and workshops are hosted in collaboration with the local communities in which the project is realized.

  • Uncultivated

    Uncultivated
    Documentation of site specific installation, 6 of 12 photographs printed on canvas, 88.5" x 59" each, Madou Sugar Industry Art Triennial, Tsung-Yeh Arts and Cultural Center, Tainan, Taiwan, 2018.
  • Uncultivated

    Uncultivated
    Detail of site specific installation, 2 of 12 photographs, 88.5" x 59" each, Madou Sugar Industry Art Triennial, Tsung Yeh Arts and Cultural Center, Tainan, Taiwan, 2018.
  • Uncultivated

    Uncultivated
    Site-specific mural for facade of Century Center, South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN, vinyl prints on glass, 11 feet x 36 feet, 2019
  • Uncultivated

    Uncultivated
    Detail of site-specific mural for facade of Century Center, South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN, vinyl prints on glass, 11 feet x 36 feet, 2019
  • Uncultivated

    Uncultivated
    Photograph and text, documentation of poster in bus shelter on Hunts Point Blvd, Bronx, NY, 2018, 65" x 45", created under South Bronx Resiliency Arts Fellowship. Includes common names of highlighted plant in Spanish.
  • Uncultivated

    Uncultivated
    Photograph and text, displayed as poster in bus shelter on Hunts Point Blvd, Bronx, NY, 2018, 65" x 45", created under South Bronx Resiliency Arts Fellowship. Includes common names of highlighted plant in Spanish.
  • Uncultivated

    Uncultivated
    2 photographic murals, produced for WRO Art Center, Wroclaw, Poland, 11 feet x 26 feet, 2016
  • Uncultivated

    Uncultivated
    photographic mural produced for WRO Art Center, Wroclaw, Poland, 11 feet x 10 feet, 2016
  • Uncultivated

    Uncultivated
    Site-specific photographic mural for facade of WRO Art Center, Wroclaw, Poland, 10 feet x 16 feet, 2016
  • Uncultivated

    Uncultivated
    Detail, site-specific photographic mural for facade of WRO Art Center, Wroclaw, Poland, 10 feet x 16 feet, 2016

Ecomimesis

2018, virtual reality environment

Ecomimesis is a VR environment containing animated virtual plants that offers viewers an intimate encounter with growing plants, collapsing conventional distinctions between inside/outside, natural/cultural, and human/non-human. The species featured is Conyza canadensis, a common urban ‘weed’ chosen for its prevalence in human crafted landscapes that is at same time often 'invisible' to most people as they choose to ignore such so-called nuisance species. Ecomimesis was inspired by Charles Darwin's The Power of Movement in Plants in which Darwin documents his observations of how plants move as they grow. The project is based on time-lapse photogrammerty of growing plants and was created with the Imaging Research Center at University of Maryland Baltimore County.

  • Ecomimesis

    Still from VR animation, as customized for exhibition in the Science Gallery Lab Detroit, 2018
  • Ecomimesis

    Video of animation from view of VR headset, as customized for exhibition in the Science Gallery Detroit, 2018
  • Ecomimesis

    Still from VR animation, as customized for exhibition in the Science Gallery Lab Detroit, 2018
  • Ecomimesis

    Still from VR animation, as customized for exhibition in the Science Gallery Lab Detroit, 2018
  • Ecomimesis

    Still from VR animation, as customized for exhibition in the Science Gallery Lab Detroit, 2018
  • Ecomimesis

    Ecomimesis
    still image from VR animation in generic gallery space
  • Ecomimesis

    Ecomimesis
    Still image from VR animation in generic gallery space
  • Ecomimesis

    Ecomimesis
    Still image from VR animation in generic gallery space

Diluvian

2008 - 17, unique silver gelatin solar photograms

The images in the Diluvian series were created using expired black and white photographic paper and lengthy solar exposures. These unique cameraless, contact prints feature shadowy images of discarded electronics, which persist in the environment long after their obsolescence, juxtaposed with organic materials, highlighting their vastly different rates of decay.

  • Diluvian

    Diluvian
    40 unique gelatin silver solar photograms, @ 8" x 10", total dimensions 53" x 87", 2013
  • Diluvian

    Diluvian
    40 unique gelatin silver solar photograms, detail of one print 8"x10", 2013
  • Diluvian 11

    Diluvian 11
    unique solar photogram on gelatin silver vellum, 24.5" x 21", 2017
  • Diluvian 12

    Diluvian 12
    unique solar photogram on gelatin silver vellum, 24" x 21", 2017
  • Diluvian 15

    Diluvian 15
    unique solar photogram on gelatin silver vellum, 24" x 21", 2017
  • Diluvian 16

    Diluvian 16
    unique solar photogram on gelatin silver vellum, 24" x 21"
  • Diluvian 26

    Diluvian 26
    unique solar photogram on gelatin silver vellum, 20" x 19.5", 2017
  • Diluvian 2

    Diluvian
    unique silver gelatin solar photogram, 11"x14", 2008
  • Diluvian 5

    Diluvian
    unique silver gelatin solar photogram, 11"x14", 2008
  • Diluvian 9

    Diluvian
    unique silver gelatin solar photogram, 11"x14", 2008

Baltic Portraits

2016, photographs, text

Baltic Portraits is a trilingual project situated at the intersection between the genres of portraiture and landscape that explores the internal dimension of the natural environment in human identity. The project consists of a series of fifty portraits of residents of Liepaja, Latvia, standing at the edge of the Baltic Sea displayed with a quote about the role the sea plays in their lives, along with eight long-exposure photographs of the sea taken just after sunset. Latvia is one of the three Baltic countries, with a complex history of occupation by Nazi Germany and the USSR for a majority of the 20th century. The Baltic Sea forms Latvia's border on its western side while Russia borders its eastern side. With tensions with Russia recently re-emerging, the Baltic Sea is a visible reminder of the vulnerability of this small country.

Portrait Garden

2014, photographs, text, audio, community collaboration

Portrait Garden is a metaphorical garden of 'portraits' of eleven women incarcerated at Maryland Correctional Institution for Women, a multilevel security prison. Portrait Garden used environmental stewardship as a tool for self-reflection and resulted in the creation of three perennial gardens on the prison grounds. The display of the project consists of a collection of photographic prints of the cultivated plants paired with text and audio statements from each woman.

Junkspace

Junkspace
2012, time and location sensitive animation, custom software

Junkspace is a time and location sensitive animation that dynamically visualizes space debris tracking data, using images of earth-bound electronic waste as stand-ins for debris in orbit above the viewer. Using custom software, orbital debris tracking data, and the user’s location, the movement of animated e-waste on screen aligns with the path of pieces of debris in orbit above the user’s location. The project draws attention to a central problem of technological innovation: objects that persist in the environment long after their functional and stylistic obsolescence. The project's title is borrowed from Rem Koolhaas' essay of the same name. The project originally also existed as an iOS app.

  • Junkspace

    Junkspace
    production still from animation
  • Junkspace

    sample of animation
  • Junkspace

    Junkspace
    Installation inside former mikveh in White Stork Synagogue, produced for WRO Art Center, Wroclaw, Poland, 2016
  • Junkspace

    Junkspace
    Installation inside former mikveh in White Stork Synagogue, produced for WRO Art Center, Wroclaw, Poland, 2016
  • Junkspace

    Junkspace
    Projected animation onto a 2-sided translucent screen adhered to front window of gallery at ISEA2012 Machine Wilderness exhibition, 516Arts, Albuquerque, NM, 2012
  • Junkspace

    Junkspace
    Projected animation onto a 2-sided translucent screen adhered to front window of gallery at ISEA2012 Machine Wilderness exhibition, 516Arts, Albuquerque, NM, 2012
  • Junkspace

    Junkspace
    Projected animation onto a 2-sided translucent screen adhered to front window of gallery at ISEA2012 Machine Wilderness exhibition, 516Arts, Albuquerque, NM, 2012
  • Junkspace

    Junkspace
    Installation of projected animation, custom prints on fabric installed in windows, ZERO1 Biennial, San Jose, CA, 2012
  • Junkspace

    Junkspace
    Installation of projected animation, custom prints on fabric installed in windows, ZERO1 Biennial, San Jose, CA, 2012; detail of custom prints on fabric installed in windows

Discard

2001 - 09, pigment ink jet prints and Fuji Crystal Archive prints

Discard is a body of work consisting of several discrete series of photographic prints featuring movie films discarded by public institutions (libraries, schools, archives). Harking back to the 19th century practice of postmortem photography, each print serves as a memento mori to an obsolete film. More generally, the series reflects on the often arbitrary process that determines whether cultural artifacts are preserved or discarded.

Story of M

2003, installation of 140 Lightjet prints, projected video, viewer-activated audio (computer, Isadora software, laser triggers), ink jet prints

Story of M presents the viewer with fragmented details (images, sounds, films) of an anonymous man’s life across several decades of time. These various elements set the stage for multiple narratives to be constructed – the shape of any one story reflecting back to the viewer their own subjective “M”. The viewer's movement in the second room of the installation randomly triggers one of 200 audio clips to play, incorporating them into the shaping of the work.

  • Story of M

    Installation at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY, 2003
  • Story of M

    Installation at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY, 2003
  • Story of M

    Detail of 140 Lightjet photographs
  • Story of M

    Documentation of installation at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY, 2003
  • Story of M

    Lightjet print, 8"x10"
  • Story of M

    Lightjet print, 8"x10"
  • Story of M

    Lightjet print, 8"x10"
  • Story of M

    Lightjet print, 8"x10"
  • Story of M

    Lightjet print, 8"x10"
  • Story of M

    Lightjet print, 8"x10"

Plaids

1997 - 2001, chromogenic photographs and photograms

Plaids combines super-eight movie film and a labor-intensive, hand-made process. Each print in the series was made from dozens of individually developed and toned strips of super-eight movie film woven together, each containing a mini-narrative embedded within the film frames. These sequences feature short performances by the artist as well as frames from found footage. These images are 'photographs' of film which at first glance are abstract, referencing pixels, paintings, and textiles.

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