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Kaucyila Brooke

American, b. 1952

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Kaucyila Brooke

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American, b. 1952

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Photographer and video artist Kaucyila Brooke creates images that explore lesbian identity and experience, as well as ideas of the natural world and how it is perceived. For her project The Boy Mechanic (1996–), Brooke takes photographs of lesbian bars in American cities and records video interviews with women describing their favorite women’s venues. In her photographic series “Viewing Platforms”, Brooke examines the architecture of hunting towers around a small village in Germany, which form part of a system of wildlife management that has existed in northern Germany for centuries. In another project, she investigated the changing environment of Vienna’s Natural History Museum in Vienna, capturing the building’s palatial architecture and furnishings, as well as its changing displays. “From the long hours I have spent in this museum during the winter months (often the light was so dim that my exposure took as long as six minutes), I have become acutely aware of both the audio and spatial transformation that takes place in the architecture over time,” she has said.

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Photographer and video artist Kaucyila Brooke creates images that explore lesbian identity and experience, as well as ideas of the natural world and how it is perceived. For her project The Boy Mechanic (1996–), Brooke takes photographs of lesbian bars in American cities and records video interviews with women describing their favorite women’s venues. In her photographic series “Viewing Platforms”, Brooke examines the architecture of hunting towers around a small village in Germany, which form part of a system of wildlife management that has existed in northern Germany for centuries. In another project, she investigated the changing environment of Vienna’s Natural History Museum in Vienna, capturing the building’s palatial architecture and furnishings, as well as its changing displays. “From the long hours I have spent in this museum during the winter months (often the light was so dim that my exposure took as long as six minutes), I have become acutely aware of both the audio and spatial transformation that takes place in the architecture over time,” she has said.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more