[ISEA2012] Keynote: Chip Lord – Ant Farm


For the Transportation: Dynamobilities theme, Chip Lord gives a lecture. He is best known for his part in the Ant Farm Collective and the creation of Cadillac Ranch. Lord’s work intersects with a number of themes significant to Machine Wilderness including transportation, media and communication and land art. Chip Lord’s talk presents several recent projects and includes a historical introduction to the radical art and architecture group Ant Farm, 1968–1978. In 1970 Ant Farm travelled cross country in a “Media Van” shooting video and networking with other artists. Ant Farm Media Van v.08 (Time Capsule), an interactive sculpture made in 2008, invites users to leave a “donation” to a digital Time Capsule, but also functions as a small video theater showing works made in 1970. This on-going project migrates across time and space and intersects with new ubiquitous technologies.

  • Chip Lord is an American digital media artist currently teaching at UC Santa Cruz, US

Sponsored by ASU Art Museum and the Desert Initiative.