Lauren Strom-Berg
Cooked Feels
30 April - 04 June, 2016
Reception: April 30, 7-10p
Peephole Gallery


Exhibition Text
Documentation from Cooked Feels
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Documentation from Cooked Feels
Installation view
Documentation from Cooked Feels
Installation view
Documentation from Cooked Feels
Installation view
Documentation from Cooked Feels
Installation view
Documentation from Cooked Feels
Installation view
Documentation from Cooked Feels
Installation view
Documentation from Cooked Feels
Installation view
Documentation from Cooked Feels
Installation view
Documentation from Cooked Feels
Installation view
Documentation from Cooked Feels
Installation view
Early in 2016 San Francisco-based artist Lauren Strom-Berg spent two months collecting stills from security cameras around the world via a website that accesses thousands of security cameras not protected by a WPA password. Strom-Berg then incorporated the stills within intimate video footage of her surroundings and activities she previously created. Intermingling glimpses into unfamiliar places, Strom-Berg presents a video installation modeled from memory and imagination, creating the feeling of a virtual portal into multitudes of simultaneously unfolding realities. The result culminates in a curiously competing duality of place and emotion suggestive of a dream state while isolating a feeling inside a single moment.

Lauren Strom-Berg received a BA in Art History and Fine Art from San Francisco State University. Strom-Berg lives and works in San Francisco and has shown her work locally throughout the Bay Area.