Visual Arts Center presents Screening of Meiles by Hubbard/Birchler

Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Dead Cat on Movie Mountain, Sunset, 2011

Event Title:Visual Arts Center presents Screening of Meiles by Hubbard/Birchler (More Information)
Event Description:

In conjunction with the Part Two: Department of Art and Art History Faculty Exhibition, Professor Teresa Hubbard will present the single-screen version of a recent video work, Méliès, created in collaboration with Alexander Birchler. The video is the second installment in their trilogy exploring the social and physical sites of cinema. Méliès investigates the residue of cinema and social terrain around the site of a mountain in the Chihuahua Desert in West Texas named Movie Mountain. According to local residents, the mountain is named such because a silent film was shot there in the early 1900s. Searching for the origin of the mountain’s name, Hubbard/Birchler embarked on a journey traversing the landscape of early silent-era film production. Join the VAC for this special screening and a post-film discussion with Teresa Hubbard.

The Alturas Foundation supported the creation of Méliès as part of its Artist-In-Residence program. Special thanks to Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York for screening permission.

Date and Time:Nov. 13, 2012 | 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Contact: Xochi Solis
xochisolis@utvac.org
512-471-3398
Admission:Free and Open to the Public
Location:ART Building, Room 1.102 Maps and Directions
Sponsor:Department of Art & Art History