Laura Kikauka (born 1963, Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian installation and performance artist. Kikauka is known for her sculptural installations and performances incorporating found objects and electronics.
She has built two long-term found object installations, both titled Funny Farm, in her homes in Meaford, Ontario, and Berlin, Germany. Her aesthetic has been described as kitsch, while also being compared to self-organizing systems.
Notable exhibitions and performancesEdit
- FOR THE LOVE OF GAUD/ Damien’s Worst (2008/2009). Berlin, Germany/Toronto, Ontario.
- Celebration of Failure (2009). SpaceX, Exeter, England.
- Exactly the Same, but Completely Different (2004). The Power Plant, Toronto.
- Tune In, Turn On (1997). YYZ, Toronto, Canada
- Barbie Bumps her Head (1994). Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin
- Machine Storm (1994). Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany
- The Impacted Nectarine Vexations of Moldy Vinyl Reincarnations (1992). Gargoyle Mechanique, New York City.
- Tinkerer's Ball (1991). The Exploratorium, San Francisco, California.
- 5 Horen (1988) performance with Hans Peter Kuhn. Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria.
- "Artist/Maker Name "Kikauka, Laura"". Canadian Heritage Information Network. Government of Canada. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
- Stephen Wilson (2002). Information Arts: Intersections of Art, Science, and Technology. MIT Press. pp. 429–. ISBN 978-0-262-73158-4.
- Musicworks. Music Gallery. 2008.
- Parnass. C. & E. Grosser. 2000.
- Liz Linden; Daniel Birnbaum; Hans-Ulrich Obrist (2006). The best surprise is no surprise. JRP Ringier.
- Conrad, T. (2007, Summer). A theory of emergence. C Magazine, , 10-21. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/215540397
- Sean Cubitt; Paul Thomas (8 November 2013). Relive: Media Art Histories. MIT Press. pp. 264–. ISBN 978-0-262-01942-2.
- Arthur Kroker; Marilouise Kroker (5 November 2013). Critical Digital Studies: A Reader, Second Edition. University of Toronto Press. pp. 485–. ISBN 978-1-4426-1466-6.
- Miller, E. (2008). Global canadians. C Magazine, (99), 16-20. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/1320315204
- Video documentation of exhibition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxXkfjF2YdI
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