Artistic Assistant Public Art and New Artistic Strategies, 

Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany

PROJECT // (In)visibilities at the Edges: Contaminated Milk as Invisible Ink

RECEPTION & PERFORMATIVE TALK // Thursday November 14, 2013, 5-7pm

LOCATION // Experimental Drawing Studio // Rm. 202 SME Building

Experimental Drawing Studio is part of the Visual Arts Department at UCSD and is located in room 202 in the new Structural and Material’s Engineering Building. The studio provides an active research environment with a primary interest in defining drawing as an inclusive and expanded form. The Studio’s reach spans across university departments, institutions, and geographies.

Experimental Drawing Studio committee: Amy Adler, Nichole Speciale, Emily R. Grenader, Joshua Tonies, Allison Spence, and Kara Joslyn.

Lisa Glauer has been teaching at the MFA Public Arts and New Artistic Strategies of the Bauhaus-University, Weimar since 2009. She has been part of the team developing an exchange between the Bauhaus-University Weimar and the University of California in San Diego since 2011 focusing on art, technology and society.

As an artist working in Berlin since 2002, and Weimar since 2009, Lisa Glauer co-founded the project space arttransponder in 2004, and was its artistic director through 2009 //

arttransponder is an experimental project focusing on all aspects of participatory art at the interface to other disciplines. She was on leave from July 2012 to 2013, supported by a Bauhaus-University grant, researching the use of and reactions to the use of breast milk as material and representation in art for a practice based PhD in art. She was nominated as curator for a series of exhibitions taking place in 2014 in Berlin by the EGFK (European Society for Research and Art). The series of exhibitions will focus on experimental exhibition formats for artistic research by practice-based PhD candidates in art and design.

For her experimental drawings with milk, Lisa Glauer has been crossing two apparently conflicting fields: (human) milk as drawing material (invisible ink), usually signifying care, love, growth, possibly dependence, and often fascinating and beautifully rendered historical utopian imagery, particularly from the field of engineering. These are often seen as more cerebral and in opposition to conceptions of what is "natural", amorphous stuff.

For the residency in the Experimental Drawing Studio, she will use human milk purchased online in San Diego and technological imagery from the border area. The “invisible“ drawings using human milk are publicly ironed so that when the milk burns, smelling sweetly, it becomes visible.