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A smooth, white television monitor attached to a robotic arm extends into an empty art gallery and plays a daytime talk show. Caption reads: "After 8 hours, ah" and "Oh look at that."

Installation view of Extended Stay, 2019 by Carolyn Lazard.


Carolyn Lazard

They // Them // Theirs

Artist and Writer

Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania

Carolyn Lazard is an interdisciplinary artist working in video, sculpture, text, and performance to engage the aesthetic and political dimensions of consent, care, and dependency. Working from the material conditions of chronic illness, their work animates the productive incapacity of crip life. Lazard has shown work at various institutions including the Walker Art Center, the New Museum, Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt, the Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Lazard has published writing in The Brooklyn Rail, Mousse Magazine, and Triple Canopy.

Donor -This award was generously supported by Anonymous.

This artist page was last updated on: 07.11.2024

An hourglass with both sides completely filled with gray dust is hung on the wall. The glass is set between a dark wooden base and cap with two visible wooden spindles. Inside the glass the gray dust forms cracks and layers.

Free Radicals, 2020. Hourglass, granite dust from McCoy Quarry, Glasgow Inc., King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, dimensions 12.5 × 6.25 × 6.25 inches.

Pre-Existing Condition, 2019. HD video, color, sound. 6 minutes.