Message from Ginger Lukas, CEO:

I totally got this haircut just to be able to sit here in this chair and smoke this stogie.

Lately I've been working on using a power and light utility company to support proposals for architectural "improvements" in terms of sculpture in the built environment. Power and light are to be taken metaphorically - personal power and visible light in the sense of something being good for all. These are plans for large public interventions I'd like to work towards in the future in some sense, but do not have the framework in place for as of yet. It is much easier to write up a sincere-sounding fake using Photoshop and Google Maps than it is to spend money on a sign (and then more on renting/owning/maintaining/permitting the property). Fake it til u make it. All of these projects are hypothetical and mostly tongue-in-cheek.

That said, there is actually a woman named Ginger Lucas running a utility company that services the Mid Atlantic states. The name of this company is Great American Power, and if you are looking for that, that's a different thing. I came up with this idea for myself before I knew about her, and it's not a common name.

Mission statement:

The GALA Power and Light Company specializes in signage and other graphic, textual interventions for a continually flattened built environment. Our mission is to highlight and tweak the irregularities that make and keep us human in an otherwise post-human technological landscape that still requires our ingenuity and respect for the world around us.

We are corporate - everything is in branding now - but we are analog and Big Dumb in the face of digital Overlord Smart.




Further: as an artist without a corporation behind me, my work and writing all depend on the concept of "filling in the cracks" between "-ism" (capital, neoliberal, post human) and humanity with whatever is available. This means you could plop me in the middle of a field and I would try to figure out a way to make something happen, which may sound like a post-disciplinary cliche for an artist, but I have found ways to be strict about it. My artist statement (at large) is located here, on my main site, which is also where you will find my CV and my contact information as well as old projects that focused more on smaller performance and structure.

My ultimate goal for this work is to find property owners or even a larger real estate company that wanted to give me some constraints for thinking about their vacant holdings in ways similar to what I've laid out in these documents.

Files are continually being updated as I figure them out (research & rewrite):


















Still to be written (but images are available):