Free and open to the public. Located in the Visual Arts Center, UT–Austin Art Building, 2301 San Jacinto Blvd., Room 1.102.
Four 16 mm films chart “strange pilgrimages” through the maze of our contemporary urban landscape.
Hollis Frampton’s landmark Nostalgia (1973, 35 min.) tells of the artist’s transformation through a series of deteriorating photographs. Abigail Child’s Mutiny (1983, 11 min.) casts the facades of the city as instruments for musical and visual play, while Julie Murray’s Untitled (light) (2002, 5 min.) presents the post-9/11 nighttime sky as something both heavenly and ominous.
Finally, Deborah Stratman’s film In Order Not To Be Here (2002, 33 min.) is a mysterious rendering of empty sites that segues into a meditation on surveillance and transgression.
For more information on the program and films, visit utvac.org.
Programmed by Scott Stark for Experimental Response Cinema.
VAC Focus Group Film Series: Pilgrim’s Process is presented in collaboration with Experimental Response Cinema and in partnership with The Contemporary Austin.