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About Lynn

Baltimore City

Lynn Cazabon creates work using a diversity of media including photography, audio, animation, and video, taking form as installations, public displays, websites, mobile applications, and community collaborations. Her work has been exhibited extensively nationally and internationally in museums and galleries for the past 20 years, including public art, solo and group exhibitions with WRO Art Center (Wrocław, Poland), Govett-Brewster Art Gallery (New Plymouth, New Zealand), The Mattress... more

Baltic Portraits

2016, photographs, text

Baltic Portraits is a trilingual project situated at the intersection between the genres of portraiture and landscape that examines how the Baltic Sea is both inscribed within and projected upon by the people who live near it. The project consists of a series of fifty portraits of residents of Liepaja, Latvia, standing with their back to the Baltic Sea displayed with a quote about the role the sea plays in their lives, along with ten 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

Portrait Garden is a metaphorical garden of 'portraits' of eleven women incarcerated at Maryland Correctional Institution for Women (MCIW), a multilevel security prison in Jessup, Maryland. Portrait Garden used environmental stewardship as a tool for self-reflection, resulting in the creation of three perennial gardens on the prison grounds. The display of the project consists of a collection of photographs of the cultivated plants paired with the recorded conversations with each woman.

Uncultivated

2010 - ongoing, geo-referenced photographs, website (http://uncultivated.info), public displays, community collaborations and events

Uncultivated is a multi-faceted and modular project focused on wild plants within urban landscapes. The project questions the line we draw between cultivated and uncultivated plants and explores how urban landscapes evolve over time due to the effects of human induced change. Each photograph has a corresponding webpage containing detailed information on all the plants appearing in them, the location, and the date it was taken and public displays show images taken in close proximity. Public events are created in collaboration with the local community and the project is customized for each location in which it is realized.

  • 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
  • Uncultivated

    Uncultivated
    photograph and text, 1 of 28 unique posters produced for WRO Art Center, Wroclaw, Poland, 71" x 47", 2016
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    Uncultivated
    Sequence of photographs with text, documentation of display in tram trains for WRO Art Center, Wroclaw, Poland, 2016
  • Uncultivated

    Uncultivated
    Documentation of Urban Weed Eating Workshop, community collaboration produced for WRO Art Center, Wroclaw, Poland, 2016
  • Uncultivated

    Uncultivated
    Harvesting, Cooking, Eating Wild Plants Workshop, community collaboration, The Point, Bronx, NY, produced for InClimate, Franklin Furnace Archives, 2014 (photo credit: Renee Monrose)
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    Uncultivated
    Documentation of public billboard produced for SiTE:LAB, Grand Rapids, MI, 2015
  • Uncultivated

    Uncultivated
    Photographic prints on fabric, detail of site-specific installation in de-commissioned church, produced for SiTE:LAB, Grand Rapids, MI, 2015

Junkspace

2012, animation, custom software, free iOS App (​created in collaboration with Neal McDonald)

Junkspace is a time and location sensitive animation and mobile application 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 GPS coordinates of the exhibition venue, 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 obsolescence.

  • 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, Sept 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, Sept 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, Sept 2012.
  • Junkspace

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

    Junkspace
    Installation at ZERO1 Biennial, San Jose, CA, Sept 2012, detail of custom prints on fabric installed in windows

Diluvian

2008 - present, unique silver gelatin solar photograms

The images in the Diluvian series were created by combining expired black and white photographic paper, lengthy solar exposures, and water. These unique contact prints feature shadowy images of discarded electronic parts, which persist in the environment long after their obsolescence, juxtaposed with decaying organic materials.

  • Diluvian

    Diluvian
    Forty unique silver gelatin solar photograms, total dimensions 53" x 87", 2013
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    Diluvian
    Forty unique silver gelatin photograms, detail of one print 8"x10", 2013
  • Diluvian

    Diluvian
    Forty unique silver gelatin photograms, detail of one print 8"x10", 2013
  • Diluvian

    Diluvian
    Forty unique silver gelatin photograms, detail of one print 8"x10", 2013
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    Diluvian
    unique silver gelatin solar photogram, 11"x14", 2008
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    Diluvian
    unique silver gelatin solar photogram, 11"x14", 2008
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    Diluvian
    unique silver gelatin solar photogram, 11"x14", 2008
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    Diluvian
    unique silver gelatin solar photogram, 11"x14", 2008
  • Diluvian 9

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

    Diluvian
    unique solar photogram on vellum, 25" x 34", 2010

Discard

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 ongoing cycle of obsolescence, wherein technologies supplant one another at ever increasing speed.

Reunion

2007-09, digital video, asynchronous audio

Reunion is a collection of video and audio portraits of contemporary visual artists suspended in time, as they verbally reflect on themselves as a teenager while visually merging with a photograph of themselves from that time period. Each participant was asked to re-create the pose they took as a teenager and hold it for an extended period of time on video. This nearly static video image slowly merges with the photographic image of their younger self, suspending the portrait between past and present. The project is designed to be continued in whichever community it is exhibited.

  • Reunion (Parys)

    Renuion
    video still
  • Reunion

    excerpts from Paris, Marie-Pier, Alain-Martin, Felix, Branca (in French)
  • Reunion

    excerpts from Jan, Matt, Denise, Chris, Elise, Mark

Marseille/Baltimore

Marseille/Baltimore (2005) multi-media installation of video, photographs, furniture, paint

Marseille/Baltimore is a bi-lingual project consisting of a collection of video/audio portraits of people from these two port cities, via interviews with them about their connection to technological devices they use on a daily basis, as well as photographic images of each chosen object in its setting within their home. The project reveals the extent to which technology is intimately intertwined with every aspect of human life and reveals cultural differences in attitudes towards technology.

  • Marseille/Baltimore

    Marseille/Baltimore
    Installation at the Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD, digital video, pigment ink jet prints, furniture, paint, 2005
  • Marseille/Baltimore

    excerpts from 2 portraits, digital video
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    Marseille/Baltimore
    pigment ink jet print; image of chosen device (computer) in home, 30"x20"
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    Marseille/Baltimore
    pigment ink jet print; image of chosen device (television) in home, 20"x30"
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    Marseille/Baltimore
    pigment ink jet print; image of chosen device (mobile phone) in home, 20"x30"
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    Marseille/Baltimore
    pigment ink jet print; image of chosen device (palm pilot) in home, 20"x30"
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    Marseille/Baltimore
    pigment ink jet print; image of chosen device (stroller) in home, 30"x20"
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    Marseille/Baltimore
    pigment ink jet print; image of chosen device (refrigerator) in home, 30"x20"
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    Marseille/Baltimore
    pigment ink jet print; image of chosen device (metro pass) in home, 30"x20"
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    Marseille/Baltimore
    pigment ink jet print; image of chosen device (camera) in home, 20"x30"

Story of M

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

In Story of M the viewer is presented 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

The Plaids series 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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