Ardele Lister Characteristics
Ardele Lister primarily works in video. Her subjects are broad, ranging from verite low-tech portraiture to a high-tech version of Dante's Inferno (Hell ) in which souls are stored on disk and tortured with digital effects according to their sins. Some of her projects have focused on the relationship between patriotism and media propaganda in both the United States and Canada. Particularly astute at stirring up critical debate, Lister creates fearless works that encourage involvement by fostering a highly intelligent rethinking of popular norms and ideological conventions.
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