Lúcia Prancha

Los Angeles, California
Video Art, Experimental Film

Ghost Dance and the Technological Capital aims to study the production of images representing landscape as technological capital. Looking at its implications on the body and landscape, Prancha takes into account the problematics between landscape and technology, examining landscape as commodity, as a space of desire, as a destination for tourism, and as fetish for another reality (especially in films and advertisements). Starting with the analyses of the Ghost Dance rituals used by indigenous communities to go back in time and expel the white male from their lands, the project will incorporate writing, close readings, a series of field trips, and image-making, culminating in an experimental film.

Lúcia Prancha, born 1985 in Lisboa, Portugal, obtained her MFA from CalArts in 2015 after completing BA studies in Lisbon, 2009, and MA in São Paulo, 2012. Her work has been exhibited at Sesc-Pompéia in São Paulo, Galeria Dinamo in Porto, LACA in Los Angeles, Hordaland Kunstsenter in Bergen, Serralves Foundation in Porto, Galeria Leme in São Paulo, Bienal de São Paulo, Museu Berardo, Portuguese Cinematheque, Les Rencontres Internationales Nouveau Cinéma et Art Contemporain in Paris, Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, Curtas Vila do Conde – International Film Festival, and at Jan van Eyck Akademie in Maastricht. Prancha was also a visiting artist faculty at CalArts.