IRIS Nights Lecture Series: Transition to a Digital World
Lauren Marsolier was born in Paris, France in 1972. After studying Economics and graduating from the Grande École Sup de Co Lyon, she decided to pursue her early passion for photography, and took classes at Parsons, the International Center of Photograph and the School of Visual Arts in New York.
Marsolier’s latest project, which began in 2005, addresses the psychological experience of transition and our conflicting relationship to a world that is becoming increasingly fast-paced and dematerialized. Referencing our present-day simulated environments, she creates photographic landscapes by combining different shots in a way that deliberately lets us suspect their fabricated nature. Unlike traditional photography that seizes an instant of reality, her images are built over the course of several months and convey a sense of timelessness that prompts the viewer to contemplate them as one would a painting. In this lecture she will talk about her work and explain how the digital medium has been an essential component of her art practice.
Marsolier lives in Los Angeles. Her work is represented by the Robert Berman Gallery.
The Annenberg Space for Photography offers live programming through our IRIS Nights lecture series, a public program offered free of charge, by online reservation on a first-come, first-served basis. The series brings to life the most current exhibit with hour and a half-long lectures by the featured photographers and other notable guest artists and experts. These programs give attendees unique access to the artists in the intimate setting of the Photography Space.