Lindsay Packer’s working process is improvisatory and site-responsive, leading to both light-based installations and video work. The luminous images she creates result from precise alignment of physical materials, architecture and light. In low-tech installations, she coaxes cinematic vignettes from ordinary objects, drawing attention to ephemeral compositions of color, form and movement. In video projects, she uses color and light to reveal patterns and relationships embedded in everyday experience. Her light-based visual investigations are analog flashes of narrative made to illuminate the silent, still objects around us: they are the 'home movies' and bright stories inherent in the ordinary things we pass by.
The recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to India in Installation Art, Packer has twice been artist in residence at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. As a 2014 resident at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, she created a large-scale, interactive light installation, Prism Palace, now in the museum’s permanent collection. Packer received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA with honors from the Rhode Island School of Design. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Lindsay has previously shown here at The Re Institute: Specific Gravity (2012), and Immaterial (2013). She has also participated in the Wassaic Project’s 2012 and 2013 summer shows.
All images: Lindsay Packer, video still: Square Dance, 2015