Marne Lucas (she/her/they) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Harlem, New York whose practice spans photography, video, sculpture and collaboration. Lucas works at the intersection of art, feminism, and health, using conceptual overlaps: life’s energy, intimacy, the body, mortality and transformation. Lucas’s investigations are informed by the events and emotions of the community around her, and inspired by the Dharma Art and Social Practice movements, activism, and the End of Life Doula and palliative care movements; framed by a personal mythology on the meaning of creativity. Marne has collaborated with artists, choreographers, dancers, musicians, art directors, activist groups, health care and LGBTQIA non profits, and the public at large.
Bardo ∞ Project explores the arts as a form of spiritual care in collaborations with terminally ill artists and creatives to establish their legacy. Towards this endeavor she trained to be an End of Life Doula, a role that supports the dying and their families.
An infrared video pioneer, Lucas uses heat-sensitive imaging technology in the Transmundane seriesto reference the magic and fragility of human existence and transport the viewer to an “otherworld” space within the framework of art and science. This work has appeared in film festivals worldwide since 1995.