Loren Kronemyer is an internationally exhibiting artist from Los Angeles, California, now based in Perth. Kronemyer explores processes of interspecies communication, survivalism, and global weirding, creating participatory and immersive events, video, and installation works. Recent projects include the artwork Ecosexual Bathhouse, in which participants are immersed in the world of environmental sexual signalling, and the public artwork Mount Force, which incorporated live birds of prey into the patrols of the mounted police. She is currently the artist in residence of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, through which she is developing a body of work with the Square Kilometre Array.
Loren came to Perth in 2011 to work with the SymbioticA lab, and since then has nurtured many interdisciplinary collaborations, including ICRAR, the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, Centre for Sleep Science, Centre for Integrative Bee Research, and CELLCentral. Her artwork has been featured by Forum of the Future, Portugal; Santarcangelo Festival, Italy; Underbelly Festival, Dark MOFO, Next Wave Festival, Vitalstatistix, the Fremantle Art Centre, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, The Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, First Draft Gallery, Proximity Festival, and Perth International Arts Festival.
After Erika Eiffel by Loren Kronemyer
After Erika Eiffel is the story of a tool with the power to pierce straight to the heart. This immersive work invites you to discover the startling intimacy and potent sensation of firing an arrow. Archery is a sport that demands patience and sensitivity. As you gradually hone your aim on a solo journey through a customized 16-target archery course, you become aware of the intense relationship between your body and the deadly bow. When you attune yourself to the object through your senses, you are rewarded by the rush of pleasure that comes from hitting the target.
As you venture deeper along the archery trail, the targets reveal the story of Erika Eiffel, a world class archer who attributed her career success to the fact that she had a long-term romance with her bow. What does it feel like to have a lethal weapon as the love of your life? Draw, aim, and release your inhibitions to discover a new relationship with a delicate and dangerous thing. In a world After Erika Eiffel, we can discover what it means to treat objects like people instead of people like objects.
After Erika Eiffel was exhibited at ANTI Festival, Finland in 2019