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

Exhibition history (selection):

'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