BILL & SABINE WALTZ ACROSS TEXAS

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JUNE 8, 2019 8 PM

PRESENTED BY A DIRTY DARK PLACE ABOUT THE SCREENING

TAKE IT DOWN!
TRT: 80 minutes (digital media)

In this collection of recent work, celluloid film serves as both a material register and critical resource for interrogating the documentary image. Whether using discontinuous montage, handmade techniques for creating and processing images or dramatic reenactors, these films aim to extend the formal possibilities of non-fiction filmmaking.

For this leg of Bill & Sabine's Waltz Across Texas, we'll be joined by fellow cinematic troubadour (and recent San Antonio transplant) Bill Daniel who'll be screening 16mm films from his personal archive!

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

BILL BROWN is a media artist interested in ways landscape is interpreted, appropriated, and reconfigured according to human desires, memories, and dreams. His research interests include haunted houses, UFO’s, memorial architecture, and outsider archaeology. Bill‘s films have screened at venues around the world, including the Rotterdam Film Festival, the London Film Festival, the Sundance Film Festival, and Lincoln Center. A retrospective of his films was shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Bill lives and works in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

SABINE GRUFFAT is a digital media artist and filmmaker with a special interest in the social and political implications of media and technology. Her experimental and essay films explore how technology, globalization, urbanism, and capitalism affect human beings and the environment. Sabine‘s films have screened at festivals worldwide including the Viennale, MoMA Documentary Fortnight, Cinéma du Réel at the Centre Pompidou, and CPH:DOX. Sabine lives and works in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

ABOUT SALA DIAZ

Sala Diaz, a 501(c) 3 exhibition space, is an experimental venue for contemporary art established in 1995. Located in the heart of the Cultural Arts District, Sala Diaz provides a unique venue for the exhibition of new and challenging work and fosters lasting exchange between our city and creative communities abroad. Housed in the same residential structure as the gallery, The Casa Chuck Residency is an invitational program through which Sala Diaz provides critics, curators and writers a haven for varied creative pursuits. Initiated in 2011, the residency honors the legacy of visionary artist, arts advocate, cultural maven and bon vivant Chuck Ramirez who died the previous year. Official residents spend one month living in Ramirez’ former abode, exploring and interacting with the surrounding arts community. Sala/Casa hosts a wide variety of arts professionals in-between residencies including critics, curators, musicians, scholars and visual artists.

Sala Diaz is supported by H-E-B's Community Investment Program, The Lifschutz Foundation and numerous individuals including Mike Casey, Sonya Dawson, Lorena & Joel Dunlap, Nina Hassele, Reagan Johns, Rick Liberto, Trish Marcus & the Ramirez Family, Patty Ortiz, Brad Parman & Tim Seeliger, Patricia Ruiz-Healy, Ethel Shipton & Nate Cassie, Don Thomas & Lara Flynn Boyle and The Family & Friends of Peter Zubiate.

Press

Glasstire https://glasstire.com/2019/06/10/bill-sabine-waltz-across-texas/

San Antonio Current https://m.sacurrent.com/ArtSlut/archives/2019/06/06/experimental-film-series-landing-in-sa-this-weekend-takes-aim-at-confederate-monuments-across-the-south?fbclid=IwAR1cyYXFqyD5Jky-PeNXy3TXBq4fO_6tMQke-52HydoZdmx7WuVjGlby-XQ