In her own words, lauren woods is “part historian, part archivist, part sociologist, part anthropologist.” This exhibit is a collection of videographic texts that reflects her studies of culture and the human condition. In large-scale projections and multi-channel video installations, woods gleans images from Hollywood cinema, pop culture, and history to examine and comment on race, gender, and the socio-political environment. This survey of eclectic video work spanning the last five years is woods’ first solo exhibition in Texas, a homecoming, after years spent in California.
lauren woods is a multimedia artist who creates hybrid media projects—film, video and sound installations, interventions, and site-specific work, to engage history while contemplating the socio-politics of the present.
Challenging the tradition of documentary/ethnography as objective, she creates ethno-fictive documents that investigate invisible dynamics in society, remixing memory and imagining other possibilities.
Currently, she is exploring how traditional monument-making can be translated into new contemporary models of memorializing—substituting the traditional marble and granite for digital video.