Inspiration of the day-Now Be Here: Betsy Lin Seder

3 May

Now Be Here: Betsy Lin Seder #291

Feeling inspired after attending the historic event Now Be Here at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel. My goal is to feature every artist that attended, one artist a day. Considering the number of artists that showed up, this will take me two years to complete. I am looking forward to getting to know the work of each and every artist!

Your inspiration for the day- Now Be Here edition: Betsy Lin Seder

Woman, 2009 Archival inkjet print 50″x 40″ from Time and Space Died Yesterday Series

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I am compelled by the way constructed space reveals traces of past utopian visions and present imaginations of the future. My work explores the ways that these visions of the future shape architecture, urban designs and other incarnations of style and how, in turn, those manifestations succeed, or more often than not, fail.

“Time and Space Died Yesterday” is a body of work inspired by Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1962 film, “L’Eclisse (The Eclipse)”, and the cityscape, texture, and architecture of EUR, a suburb of Rome. EUR was established by Mussolini as the site of the (never realized) World’s Fair of 1942 and the future seat of a Fascist Italian empire. In the 1950’s, it was revisited by Futurist architects who looked toward innovation and technology (rather than a heroic past) to inspire designs for a utopian city. Using “L’Eclisse” as an outdated psycho-geographic map to explore this site of intersecting and overlapping fascist and capitalist utopian visions, I created a series of still images for a new imagined narrative pieced together from fragments of “L’Eclisse”, history, modernism, utopian visions, science fiction dystopias, and personal events.

Betsy Lin Seder

SHE, 2010
from the How House Project video
Archival pigment print


Samuel Freeman Gallery


Huffington Post

Armory Center for the Arts

Laguna Art Museum


Vasquez Rocks, Stardate 3025.3, 2011
Archival Pigment Print
24″ X 20″


*PDA Los Angeles

Las Cienegas Projects

Artist Curated Projects

I heart Photograph– Interview

Paris College of Art



Case Study House #20 (Buff, Straub & Hensman, Julius Shulman), 2012 from Fractures Series 34″x40″


Now Be Here NY Times

Now Be Here LA Times

Now Be Here Huffington Post

Now Be Here KCET

Now Be Here Art and Cake

Now Be Here Inside a Tipping Point

Now Be Here Film by Eric Minh Swenson

*The idea for the amazing Now Be Here event came from the brilliant mind of artist Kim Schoenstadt.

*Betsy Lin Seder- Now Be Here LA artist #291

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