Pretty much all day tomorrow we’re gonna be shaping plastic in Laredo. Here’s an image of us shaping the background of our Mountainside video.
Entries Tagged as '2005 Mountainside'
October 24th, 2006 · No Comments · 2005 Mountainside, Writing
In preparation for Intersections, opening in Austin on Nov 4, we were interviewed by an art historian who is writing an essay for the exhibition. The show features two alumni from the MFA program at The University of Texas and their faculty mentors, and looks at how their work both intersects and diverges. The questions were particularly thought-provoking.
Q: Where does your interest in myth and archetype come from? Why are you using them in your work?
A: Myths and archetypes are truths stripped of the details. They encapsulate common human experiences and distill them into stories that can change with the times and circumstances. Myths are plot; archetypes, character. It’s a flexible system that can bend into any permutation: a concept that lends itself very well to the kind of video art we are interested in making.
August 30th, 2005 · 4 Comments · 2005 Mountainside
August 29th, 2005 · No Comments · 2005 Mountainside
Mountainside opens tonight at Purdue University’s Stewart Gallery. Murray and I are also part of a Q&A panel discussion tonight at 6:30 on the current state of installation art, moderated by art historian Elizabeth Mix (in the Stewart Center, 206). The opening reception will immediately follow the discussion.
August 27th, 2005 · 2 Comments · 2005 Mountainside
August 27th, 2005 · No Comments · 2005 Mountainside
August 26th, 2005 · No Comments · 2005 Mountainside
I found the world’s coolest television at the Seeds of Hope Thrift Store in Indianapolis. It will be under the mountain with the second video playing on it. We have to use two converters to get a signal from the DVD player.
The framed mountain, which has to be moved in order to start the skinning process. In fact, we’re enlisting volunteers to come to the Stewart Center Gallery at 10 am tomorrow morning (Saturday) for a communal mountain-moving party.
August 26th, 2005 · 5 Comments · 2005 Mountainside
August 25th, 2005 · 3 Comments · 2005 Mountainside
We’re at Purdue University, installing Mountainside. Doors open on Monday at 10 am. More details later. In the meantime, the track and trolley are finished. Today, we frame the mountain.
[Update: here’s the announcement (pdf file).