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Installation view, Ballroom Marfa, Sound Speed Marker.
Photo: Frederik Nilsen
Installation view, Ballroom Marfa, Sound Speed Marker.
Photo: Frederik Nilsen
Installation view, Ballroom Marfa, Sound Speed Marker.
Photo: Frederik Nilsen
Installation view, Ballroom Marfa, Sound Speed Marker.
Photo: Frederik Nilsen
Installation view, Ballroom Marfa, Sound Speed Marker.
Photo: Frederik Nilsen
Installation view, Ballroom Marfa, Sound Speed Marker.
Photo: Frederik Nilsen
Production still.  Photo: Chris Austin
Production still.  Photo: Chris Austin

Giant 2014

High Definition Video with Sound
Duration: 30 min, loop
Synchronized 3-Channel Video Projection
Installation dimensions variable

Synopsis

Giant (2014) interweaves signs of life and vistas of a decaying movie set built outside of Marfa, Texas: the Reata mansion from the 1956 Warner Bros. film Giant starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean. After filming was completed the three-sided facade was left behind in the landscape. Hubbard/Birchler explore the skeletal remains of the set as seasons change, day turns to night and parts of the structure swing and fall off. Scenes of a film crew recording the current conditions are juxtaposed with a Warner Bros. office in 1955, where a secretary types up the location contract for the motion picture that has yet to be created

Credits

Selected Exhibition History

‘Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler – Giant’
Blanton Museum of Art, Austin
July 2 – October 1, 2017
Collection Acquisition – Gift of Jeanne and Michael Klein and Suzanne Deal Booth

‘Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler – Sound Speed Marker’.
Blaffer Art Museum, Houston, USA
May 29, 2015 – Sept. 5, 2015

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Nov. 28, 2014 – May 4, 2015

Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, USA
Feb. 28, 2014 – Oct. 26, 2014

Preview

Introduction by Claudia Schmuckli, Director
Blaffer Art Museum, Houston, USA.
May 29, 2015 – Sept. 5, 2015