Landmarks Video Presents "Corridor" by Lorna Simpson

Side by side images of a woman as a slave and as a housewife

Event Title:Landmarks Video Presents "Corridor" by Lorna Simpson (More Information)
Event Description:

On view for the month of December 2013.

Lorna Simpson’s Corridor, 2006, refers to critical periods in U.S. history, particularly for African Americans — the Civil War and Civil Rights eras. However, the work does so via the daily routine of two black women, both of whom are portrayed by the artist Wangechi Mutu. Although the film is specific in its depiction of the styles, interiors, and technology of the two periods, nothing specific occurs. Simpson invites the viewer to focus on the psychological disposition of the women as they move through the corridors of their respective homes. The work thereby suggests that history comprises individual lives, rather than a series of constructed narratives.

Videos are screened on a media station in the ART building located on the corner of East 23rd Street and San Jacinto Boulevard. Adjacent to art history classrooms and the Visual Arts Center galleries, the media station is in an open atrium that provides stadium seating for viewing from 8 am to 9 pm daily. Headsets to optimize sound may be checked out from the Visual Arts Center reception desk during operating hours.

Read about Corridor.

Please note that the ART building will be closed for Winter Break from 23 December 2013 through 2 January 2014.

Date and Time:Dec. 1, 2013 - Dec. 31, 2014
Contact: Nisa Mason
nisa.mason@austin.utexas.edu
512-495-4315
Admission:Free
Location:ART Building Atrium, East 23rd Street & San Jacinto Boulevard
Sponsor:Landmarks