Professor Chip Lord presents a lecture about Ant Farm, an alternative architectural practice that influenced multimedia productions, on Sept. 30 at the UNM Artslab. The event, which is free and open to the public, takes place at the UNM Artslab Friday, Sept. 30 from 1 – 3 p.m. at the UNM Artslab.

Ant Farm navigated the radical fringe of architecture from 1968 to 1978, eventually crossing into video, performance, graphic design, and cultural commentary. The collective went on to win a Progressive Architecture Design Citation in 1973 for a ferro-cement house in Texas, and later created the Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo. 

The group then explored video as a way of documenting their performance work which cumulated in Media Burn (1975).  

Lord went on to produce his own video art works and installations and is now a Professor Emeritus in Film and Digital Media at U.C. Santa Cruz and works there as a video artist. In 2008, along with Curtis Schreier and Bruce Tomb, Lord revisited the Ant Farm Media Van as an interactive digital media device. 

The lecture is co-sponsored by the Department of Cinematic Arts, the Department of Architecture, Artslab, and Electronic Arts.

For more information about the event, contact or call (505) 916-1635.