Chip Lord is a media artist who works with video. As a member of Ant Farm [1968-1978] he produced the video art classics Media Burn and The Eternal Frame as well as the Cadillac Ranch sculpture in Amarillo, Texas. Since 1980 he has worked independently and in collaboration producing video installations and single channel videotapes. His work straddles documentary and experimental genres, often mixing the two, and has been shown widely at film and video festivals and in Museums. In 2005 a survey of his video work was shown at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arts Reina Sofia in Madrid, Spain. His project Movie Map, which includes photographs of San Francisco neighborhood theaters was shown at the Rena Bransten Gallery in 2003 and in the group exhibition, AUTO.SUEÑO Y MATERIA in Gijon and Madrid, Spain in 2009. In partnership with Bruce Tomb and Curtis Schreier he revisited the 1971 Media Van and Truckstop Network projects with the new interactive sculpture, Ant Farm Media Van v.08 [Time Capsule] which was commissioned by SFMOMA and shown there in “The Art Of Participation: 1950 to Now”, Nov. 2008 – Feb. 2009. In 2010 he completed a public video art commission for the remodeled Bradley Terminal at LAX, titled, To & From LAX. .
Many of his video works are in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.