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Public Art Events (Part 1: Public Art Film Screening curated by Resident Masha Vlasova)

  • PlySpace 608 E. Main Street Muncie (map)
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PlySpace Resident Masha Vlasova joins up with the Muncie Arts and Culture Council and Community Enhancement Projects to present a 2 part series on Public Art. Part 1 (August 10th at 6:00 PM) is a Public Art Film Screening at the PlySpace Gallery. Part 2 (August 15th at 6:00 PM) is a Public Art Panel Discussion at Minnetrista.

Part 1: Public Art Film Screening

Saturday, August 10th from 6-9 PM at the PlySpace Gallery
Curated by Masha Vlasova

This screening focuses on 4 video and film works about sculptural markings in urban spaces, memory, and place. Screening time: 50min, followed by group discussion and dialog.

Films:
Running Fence
Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin, 1978, 57 min
Excerpt 10 min

The film follows the artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude as they work with the community to build a 24 mile fence of white fabric over the hills of California disappearing into the Pacific. The excerpt depicts the struggle between the artists and the state bureaucracy in the process of approving and erecting the fence, giving a glimpse into the multi-layered and complicated process of approving and installing a large-scale public art work. We will be screening the full film for those who like to stay after the discussion.

Turbo Sculpture
Aleksandra Domanovic, 2010-2013, 19:44 min.
Turbo Sculpture is a video essay, which examines the emergence of a new kind of public art in the former-Yougoslav republics as a response to post-war search for a new national identity. Domanovic’s work offers an international perspective on monumentality and public art.

Buried and Breaking Away
Bill Morrison, 2018, 10 min
Breaking Away (1979) by Peter Yates was filmed in Bloomington Indiana. Bill Morrison buried the reel of a damaged 35mm film print in Bloomington in 2014 for two months, allowing the physical and chemical elements to distort and alter the emulsion. Upon unearthing, cleaning and screening the print, an abstracted moving image revealed itself. Bill Morrison’s Buried and Breaking Away is a meditation on the physical effects of Indiana’s geology and place on one of its most beloved visual and cultural representation.

Graven Image
Sierra Pettengill, 2018, 10 min
Graven Image tracks the history of the largest Confederate monument, Georgia’s Stone Mountain, exclusively through archival footage.

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