Lucy Raven

Focusing on the material erupted by volcanoes and it’s ability to immobilize and bury

The 2018 Frieze Film programme will explore natural, technological and psychological means of mass communication and control.

Inspired by the 1991 volcanic eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines and the subsequent evacuation of nearby US military stronghold Clark Air Base, Lucy Raven has created a short film focused on the material erupted by the volcano—a molten pyroclastic ash flow called lahars, also known as wet concrete, for its ability to bury and immobilize everything in its path.

Each film will premiere in the Frieze London auditorium during the fair (5–7 October 2018) and later show as part of Random Acts, Channel 4’s shortform strand dedicated to the arts.

Lucy Raven was born in Tucson, Arizona in 1977 and lives in New York City. Her work has been included in exhibitions and screenings internationally including the Warburg Haus, Hamburg (2018); Guggenheim, New York (2017); Dia: Chelsea, New York (2017); Serpentine Galleries, London (2016-17); Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio (2016); VOX centre de l’image contemporaine, Montréal (2015); Over you/you, 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana (2015); Portikus, Frankfurt (2014); Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California (2014); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California (2012); Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2012); Manchester International Festival, Manchester (2011) and Museum of Modern Art, New York (2010).