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Loren Kronemyer

Loren Kronemeyer

Loren Kronemeyer

Website: rubicana.info

Is there a common language that transcends the evolutionary boundaries between insect and human?

Biography


Loren Kronemyer was born in Los Angeles, California, graduating from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2010 with a BFA in New Genres and the department's highest award.  Her work involves poetic, yet absurd interactions between the individual and the environment, including other humans, animals, and forces of nature. In attempting to reach across boundaries of time, place, scale, and species, she implicates the dominant cultural forms of the present to create meaningful documents of alternative relationships to the world.

Project Description


Myriad, the body of work surrounding Kronemeyer's Masters degree, focuses on the shared world between humans and ants.  By delving into their complex sociality and behaviour, she seeks to achieve interspecies communication through the shared language of line and motion.  Beginning with pheromones and ending with more dramatic interventions, she attempts to lure ants into complacency, translating their behaviour into recognisable symbols and texts that fluctuate as the balance between insect and human influence shifts.  The results lie somewhere between order and chaos, hinting at a deeper language that underlies the world of human structures.

Previous Exhibitions


2012
Basic Magic / Paper Mountain, Perth, Australia
Trek the Trail / Mundaring, Australia

2011
Embodied Knowledges / Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia
Animal Sentience: Hidden Lives / Curb Gallery, Perth, Australia
Art and Life Manipulation / Scitech, Perth, Australia
HOLOSCENERY / Residency @ Fremantle Arts Centre, Australia

2010
Visions and Revision / The Diego Rivera Gallery, US
Heaven and Hell Yeah / The Mission Arts Performance Project, US
DOWN / Five-Points Art House, US
Remains / Queens Nails Annex, US
L'Etranger / École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France

2009
The Last of The Mojitos / 2009 Havana Biennial, Cuba and Queens Nails Annex, San Francisco

2008
6(1+1)>12 / The Swell Gallery, US
Chordata / SF Camera Works, US
The Rise and Fall of Conceptual Drawing / Second Floor Projects, US

Awards


-New Genres Award / San Francisco Art Institute, 2010
-Trek the Trail Sculpture Award / Mundaring Art Centre 2012

Talks and Seminars


Describing Without Breath: How the Bodies of the Dead Speak the Values of the Living @ Embodied Knowledges Conference, Edith Cowan University, 2011

MYRIAD: Creation, Communication, and Collaboration Between Insects and Humans @ SymbioticA Seminar Series, University of Western Australia, 2012

The Surreal Aesthetics of Conservation @ Imaging Nature II Conference, University of Tasmania and Tarraleah Lodge, 2012

I'M ALIVE IN HERE: The Role of Living Media in Contemporary Western Australian Art, Here&Now Symposium, Lawrence Wilson Gallery 2012

Further Media & Information


TISSUE (Anatomy series) on Artscape (interview and documentary)
http://www.abc.net.au/arts/stories/s3433453.htm
Premiere March 20th at 10.00 PM ABC1

Dotdotdash Magazine- (interview and art April 2012)
Issue 9: Recursive
http://dotdotdash.org/?p=1725

Article in the Urban Times
http://www.theurbn.com/2012/05/following-the-ant-trail/

Article in The Maximillian
http://themaximilian.com/#Entrainment: The Power of Many

Fremantle Arts Centre:
http://www.fac.org.au/air-artist-in-residence

Centre for Integrative Bee Research:
http://www.ciber.science.uwa.edu.au/aboutus.html