MAY 11 - JULY 6, 2013
Pulse, a multi-channel immersive video installation, explores spontaneous encounters
with the natural world. Large and small-scale projections of sustained associative narratives
are constructed from fragmentary moments-- incidental, unrehearsed, stumbled upon.
My work portrays animal protagonists and the landscape we mutually inhabit. I am interested
in ways of seeing and being seen: the meeting and crossing of gazes, looking through and
seeing [what is] past. The mind's eye, the forensics of memory,recollection, and projection,
the existential filters of species and tree branches and deep darkness. Eyes are windows,
windows are viewfinders, boundaries, frames, and lenses. Object, subject, free will, trespass
are illuminated in the hidden moments between moments. The plasticity of identity, of
identification, shares borders-- human and animal, light and dark, body and space.
Lee Deigaard is a member of the New Orleans-based artist collective, The Front. She
recently won the Clarence John Laughlin Award for photography administered by the
New Orleans Photo Alliance and First Prize at the Southern Open at the Acadiana Center
for the Arts for her video installation. She has exhibited her work at the Ogden Museum for
Southern Art, The Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans, and the Alexandria Museum of
Art. Her Memorial to Topsy the elephant is on permanent display at the Coney Island Museum in Brooklyn, NY.