Lindsay Lawson
Smiling Rock Screen Test

Lindsay Lawson, Smiling Rock Screen Test, 2015. 16mm film loop. Photo by Toni Hafkenscheid.

In this living portrait—lasting the length of one roll of 16mm film—Lindsay Lawson attempts to capture the expressive nature, and material/affective presence of a rock that she has so far only known virtually.

The Real Smiling Rock Last Updated October 28, 2015

Lindsay Lawson, The Real Smiling Rock Last Updated October 28, 2015, 2015. HD video; 24 minutes. Video courtesy of the artist.

A video adaptation of a powerpoint presentation about a clownishly smiling rock listed on eBay for $1,000,000.

Artist bio:

Born in the United States and based in Berlin, Lindsay Lawson received her BFA in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University, her MFA in New Genres from UCLA, and attended the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main. Her work spans media such as film, video, installation, photography, sculpture, performance, and text. Her first feature-length film, “The Smiling Rock” was shot in Berlin and is currently in post-production. She has exhibited internationally at venues such as Gillmeier Rech, Berlin; LAXART, Los Angeles; Yossi Milo Gallery, New York; Carroll/Fletcher, London; Kavi Gupta Gallery, Berlin; 1646, Den Haag; Reed College, Portland; New Orleans Film Society; Beijing Biennale.