Public Lecture: There Be Dragons: Exploring Contemporary Consumerism on the Utopian Ideal by Lea Kannar-Lichtenberger MA, MFA, University of Sydney (Sydney College of the Arts)

Public Lecture: There Be Dragons: Exploring Contemporary Consumerism on the Utopian Ideal by Lea Kannar-Lichtenberger MA, MFA, University of Sydney (Sydney College of the Arts)
Public Lecture: There Be Dragons: Exploring Contemporary Consumerism on the Utopian Ideal by Lea Kannar-Lichtenberger MA, MFA, University of Sydney (Sydney College of the Arts)

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Mrs Lea Kannar-Lichtenberger

This talk looks to create a discourse surrounding increasing tourism, instigated by the media's current focus, on the pristine, remote and untouched landscapes. Lea Kannar-Lichtenberger's as an artist traveller examines the Anthropocene through the convergence of the tourist's contemporary "bucket list' and expectations beyond the documentary on the natural environment. Through an interdisciplinary eco-critical vision that traverses the traditional disciplinary boundaries between the sciences and humanities, these explorations are just one small part of a greater discussion.

Lea Kannar-Lichtenberger is an artist exploring the connections between science and art. Lea's art works were recently shown at Spectrum Project Space (Edith Cowan University WA) ISACS17 at ZKM Karlsruhe Germany, the Jane Goodall Foundation Symposium Brussels, Stunning Edge Exhibition Taiwan, the New York Hall of Science, Harbour Sculpture (Sydney), Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize and in her recent Solo Exhibition Deception at Accelerator Gallery Ultimo. Since 2014 Lea has been delivering papers that relate to her research and resulting artworks, at conferences including Affective Habitat ANU in Canberra 2014; AESS at UCSD San Diego CA 2015; ISEAHK2016, Hong Kong; Arts in Society 2016 at UCLA Los Angeles.

Lea will be exhibiting at the Project Gallery, QCA in February 2019. Please join us for drinks with the artist after the lecture.


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