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Janice Kerbel to present Visiting Artist/Scholar talk

The Lamar Dodd School of Art will present a lecture by London-based Canadian artist Janice Kerbel Nov. 4 at 5:30 p.m. in Room S151 of the art school. Part of the 2014-2015 Visiting Artist/Scholar Lecture Series, the lecture is open free to the public.

An artist whose work in many ways defies strict categorization by genre or medium, Kerbel often makes use of existing systems of organizing and presenting information. Her projects have taken many forms, from creating a manual for robbing a branch of a London bank for Bank Job in 1999 (published as 15 Lombard Street in 2000) to Deadstar (2006), a map of an invented “ghost town” inspired by a residency in Wyoming, for which the artist used town planning, local topography and ghost stories.

More recently, she has worked with various forms of narration, creating a radio play for BBC Radio, commissioned by the London public art organization Artangel as well as projects such as Ballgame (Innings 1-3), a sound installation featuring a recording of a sports commentator narrating a fictional baseball game.

Other works by Kerbel include Kill the Workers!, a play that takes its cue from dramatic narrative but is executed solely with theatrical lighting; and Remarkable, a series of text-based silkscreen posters that announce the achievements of a range of extraordinary beings.