Andrea Zittel Lecture at RMCAD: How To Live?

Part of the Collapsing Time Lecture Series

RMCAD Mary Harris Auditorium

Tuesday October 3rd, 2017

  • Doors open at 6:00 pm; Lecture begins at 6:30 pm
  • FREE and open to the public; Space is limited, RSVP requested
Andrea Zittel, A-Z Wagon Stations: Second Generation, 2012–present
Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles © Andrea Zittel, Photo by Lance Brewer

Presenting projects including one in which she lived without measured time, renowned artist Andrea Zittel’s lecture as part of the Collapsing Time lecture series at RMCAD explores her extensive body of work which continually challenges assumptions and structures of daily life.

About The Collapsing Time Lecture Series

The Collapsing Time Lecture Series challenges a singular perspective of time by presenting manifold interpretations of time’s malleability while considering how flattening past, present, and future through creative models generates new experiences of time beyond physical limitations. These lectures are free and open to the public. Space is limited and registration is highly encouraged. Complete lecture descriptions, artist biographies, and event registration information can be found at

Mary Harris Auditorium
Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
1600 Pierce Street
Lakewood, CO 80214


Since the early 1990s, Andrea Zittel has used the arena of her day-to-day life to develop and test prototypes for living structures and situations. Using herself as a guinea pig, she constructs an understanding of the world at large using these isolated experiences. The experiments have at times been extreme—wearing a uniform for months on end, exploring limitations of living space, and living without measured time—yet one of the most important goals of this work is to illuminate how we attribute significance to chosen structures or ways of life and how arbitrary such a choice can be. Rather than deny the personal significance of these decisions, Zittel uses her work to try to comprehend broad values such as “freedom,” “security,” “authorship,” and “expertise.” Zittel is interested in how qualities, which we tend to feel are concrete and rational, are often subjective, arbitrary or even outright invented.

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