Artist Projects

Gol[den]


Liz Glynn

Gol[den] is a remote installation and site for durational performances exploring pleasure and quality of life against the backdrop of growing income inequality and the fading myth of economic mobility. Sited between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, the project will superimpose fragments of Nero’s Golden House, a pleasure palace created by the infamous emperor, onto a suburban house purchased by the artist following the foreclosure crisis. By revisiting Nero’s complex legacy as both a patron of the arts and corrupt tyrant, the project will mine the relationship between power and pleasure, and ask who has the right to the good life today. Guests will be invited for weekend-long events including discursive dinners, renovation-as-performance, and intimate conversations about the tension between quality of life and economic instability.