KRISTIN LUCAS: "Refresh", and GROUP SHOW: "Before and After"

October 20 - November 24, 2007 at Postmasters, 459 West 19th Street, New York, NY

February 2 - March 1, 2008 at And/Or Gallery, 4221 Bryan St. Ste B, Dallas, TX

October 10 - November 15, 2008 at Women & Their Work, 1710 Lavaca, Austin, TX, Refresh only

October 23 - 26, 2008 at Shift Electronic Arts Festival, Basel, Switzerland, Refresh and scaled down Before and After

On October 5, 2007 Kristin Lucas succeeded in legally changing her name from Kristin Sue Lucas to Kristin Sue Lucas. In Alameda County Court, the presiding judge who granted the request said: "So you have changed your name to exactly what it was before in the spirit of refreshing yourself as though you were a web page."

In "Refresh" the artist receives a government-issued refresh. Kristin Lucas becomes the most current version of herself. Documentation includes a certified name change form, newspaper clipping, sketches from court hearings, and a transcript of a philosophical debate between the artist and the presiding judge over the perception of change.
Shown alongside "Refresh" is "Before and After" - a mixed media group show/installation of portrait sets of Kristin Lucas before and after her name change.
Download transcript from the "Refresh" court hearings.
View individual works in the group show, "Before and After".
View installation shots.

The artist participants of "Before and After" are:

Jake Borndal and Kate Scherer Sue Havens Joe McKay
Patty Chang Jonn Herschend Geoffrey Morris
Ali Dadgar Perry Hoberman Laura Parnes
Ala Ebtekar Paul Ramierez Jonas Will Pappenheimer
eteam Arnold J. Kemp Paul Slocum
Matt Freedman Cristobal Lehyt Jude Tallichet
David Hannah LoVid Anne Walsh