• MFA in Fine Arts

  • Andrea Gonzalez
    Byron Peters
    Jacob Wick
    Jaimie Healy
    Jordan Reznick
    Jsun Charles-Jeremiah Parizo
    Julia Robertson
    Julie Feldman
    Kenny Kong
    Nan Peletz
    Sadie Harmon
    Sara Sellitto
    Seth Gutierrez
    Tiffany Canter
    Tim Power
    Zoe McCloskey

  • Lauren Marie Taylor - CCA Graduate Thesis Events

    Lauren Marie Taylor

    Tents
    AYMM?
    Ponchos
    Videophone
    Survival Course
    Go Bags
    Death at Breakfast
    Cry Baby
    Portals
    My Message to the Singularity Summit

    Tents

    Functional Sculpture

    AYMM?

    Durational Performance, Psychogeography

    Ponchos

    Functional Sculpture

    Videophone

    Ongoing Performance

    Survival Course

    Six week class for six year olds teaching pre and post disaster survival skills

    Go Bags

    Eight emergency supply kits for six year olds, with solar panel/ USB port

    Death at Breakfast

    Interactive Performance with Projection

    Cry Baby

    Interactive Performance with Projection

    Portals

    Psychogeography

    My Message to the Singularity Summit

    Moving Meditation, Pamphlet Distribution

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    utopianrealism@gmail.com

    www.utopianrealism.org

    Artist Statement

    The most important part about tomorrow is not the technology or the automation, but that man is
    going to come into entirely new relationships with his fellow men. He will retain much more in his
    everyday life of what we term the naïveté and idealism of the child. I think the way to see what
    tomorrow is going to look like is just to look at our children.
    ~ R. Buckminster Fuller

    Six years ago I donated eight eggs. I thought of it as little more than a complicated blood donation,
    until I began working with six year olds. They taught me that there is no difference between the
    real and the imaginary and I found their message to be very valuable for my art practice.
    Consumed by the thought of being a biological mother to octuplets, I began a deep investigation
    into the needs of children. What must they know in order to survive in a dystopic world at the end
    of days? After acquiring practical survival skills myself, I am creating lessons to share them with
    the children. Instructional activities from seasonal foraging to navigating by the stars, take form in
    games, role-plays, crafts and more. These serve as a foundation to impart larger life lessons—
    what makes this world worth surviving? And how do I teach that?