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Launa Bacon

May 13, 2013

Launa Bacon

Artist Launa Bacon explores the influence of culture, mass media and social structures on individual behavior. Entangled memories produce a kind of sublime play that explores the nature of female identity and the human condition in relation to nature. Not bound to any particular medium, traditional display or expression but driven by content and intent, Launa’s work ranges from collage to video, sculpture, installation, and large-scale projections.

Not content to simply produce her own art (as though that weren’t enough!), Launa also actively supports the work of other artists, as a founder with Cindy Rehm of Craftswoman House, and now through the online artists’ community Darger HQ, a new platform for presenting international emerging artists’ work to new collectors. Owned and operated by artists for artists, Darger HQ showcases both editioned and unique works by about 15 early to mid-career artists on a simple and easy to use website, making buying contemporary art an enjoyable and stress-free experience.

Darger HQ is accepting submissions for new artists through May 15. Read on to learn more about the founder of this innovative collective, then get your work together and submit!

1. What is your hometown?

Born in Normal, Illinois and raised in Weeping Water and North Bend, Nebraska.

2. With what fictional character do you most identify?

The character in The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

3. In the movie of your life, cast an actor to play you.

Jaye Davidson

4. What work of art speaks to your soul?

Wangechi Mutu’s collages, Andrei Tarkovsky’s films, Francis Bacon’s paintings, Krzystof Wodiczko’s projections, Eva Hesse’s sculptures, Francesca Woodman’s photographs…

5. What books are you currently reading or recommending?

Currently reading Untold, A History of the Wives of Prophet Muhammad, by Tamam Kahn. I was fortunate to get to know Tamam at the Jentel Residency in April.

6. What song or album is currently in heavy rotation on your iPod?

Tongue Twister by Ratatat, Lemonade by CocoRosie, Mein Herz Brennt by Rammstein, Glassworks by Phillip Glass, Lazy Projector by Andrew Bird, Dancing Barefoot by Jorge Socaras + Mathias Schaffhäuser AKA Fanatico

7. What’s the last movie that made you cry?

This Must be the Place

8. Cat person or dog person?

Love both, but more of a dog person. Fostering the sweet pup in the photograph right now. Contact to give her a fur-ever home!

9. What is more important, truth or kindness?

The harsh truth, always. Wait, whose truth are we talking about here?

10. How do you define sin?

A term coined by certain religions to further their oppressive campaign.

11. How do you define virtue?

Personal and collective compassion and open-mindedness.

12. Design your headstone: What does it say? What does it look like?

Hopefully I can leave some artwork behind that is more impactful than a tombstone!

Bonus Question: Who would you like to see answer these questions?

Freya Prowe, Leigh Tarentino, Angela Simione, Max Colby, Michael Willett, Chris Kienke

Launa Bacon
Darger HQ

One Comment leave one →
  1. Rod permalink
    June 18, 2013 15:32

    Great answer, regarding sin

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