Lorna Mills:
Ghost Jets

February 14 – March 30, 2019
Thurs – Sat dusk to 11pm
Urban Video Project
Everson Museum Plaza
401 Harrison Street
Syracuse, NY
Screening + Q&A with Lorna Mills: Ways of Something
Thursday | March 21 | 6:30pm

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Light Work’s Urban Video Project is pleased to present the exhibition Lorna Mills: Ghost Jets from February 14 to March 30, 2019 at their architectural projection venue on the Everson Museum facade. Mills’ practice regularly makes use of appropriated materials mined from the internet and popular culture, remixing these bits of digital ephemera into frenetic GIF collage.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Mills will be present for a special indoor screening of her ambitious project, Ways of Something (Episodes 3 and 4), a collaborative re-make of John Berger’s influential 1972 documentary “Ways of Seeing,” which explored the hidden forces of power, wealth, and desire at work in traditional notions of art. For Ways of Something, Mills crowd-sourced with over 115 digital and new media artists to produce minute long videos inspired by each minute of the original, producing an amazing homage that takes the viewer on a tour art in a post-internet age. Syracuse-based participating artists Emily Vey Duke and Tom Sherman will join Mills for a Q&A following the screening.

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About the Work

Ghost Jets 

2012 | GIF collage from re-animated Amiga game sprites

Part of the series “HELLO AMIGA: Peaceable Kingdom,” Mills’ Ghost Jets, which will be on exhibit on the facade of the Everson, re-animates “sprites” from the long-dead Amiga Commodore gaming system.

About the Artist

Canadian artist, Lorna Mills actively exhibits her work in both solo and group exhibitions since the early 1990’s, both in Canada and internationally. Her practice has included obsessive Ilfochrome printing, obsessive painting, obsessive super 8 film & video, and obsessive online animated GIFs incorporated into restrained offline installation work.

Recent exhibitions include “Abrupt Diplomat” at the Marshal McLuhan Salon at the Canadian Embassy in Berlin, for Transmediale; “At Play in the Fields of the Lord” at Transfer Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; “DKRM” at DAM Gallery, Berlin and “Dreamlands: Immersive Art and Cinema 1905 – 2016″ at the Whitney Museum in NYC, and “Mountain Time/Light” in Times Square, NYC as part of the Midnight Moment program curated by Times Square Arts.

Artist’s website: digitalmediatree.com/sallymckay/LornaMillsImageDump/

UVP 2018-19: The Past Keeps Happening

This exhibition and event continues UVP’s 2018-19 programming year, The Past Keeps Happening, featuring artists who explore the complex interactions between remembered past, imagined future, and lived present through various practices and strategies, from raiding the archive, appropriating, remixing, and repatriating – to memorialization, homage, and re-enactment.


This exhibition was supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.