Liz Magic Laser

Liz Magic Laser was born in 1981 in New York, where she lives and works. Laser’s practice includes video and performance as well as sculpture and installation. Dissecting ideas of power and how it is performed, Laser has worked with such forms as presidential speeches, TED Talks, and nightly news broadcasts.

She often integrates audience participation into works that involve social and political critiques and has staged performances in public spaces such as banks and movie theaters; these projects were influenced in part by Bertolt Brecht’s concept of epic theater and Augusto Boal’s theater of the oppressed. More recently, Laser has expanded her interest in the construction of identities to include children and the ways in which their self-perception is influenced by the news media.

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