The Blanton Museum presents Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler: Giant opening day
The Blanton will present Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler: "Giant" in its downstairs galleries. In "Giant" (2014), Hubbard and Birchler present a decaying movie set just outside of Marfa, Texas, left behind after the 1956 filming of Giant starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and James Dean. Weaving together the cinematic past and present, the video captures scenes from a Warner Bros. office in 1955 and the skeletal remains of the set today as seasons change, day turns to night, and parts of the structure swing and fall off. "Giant" flouts conventional narrative storylines and resolution, offering more open-ended reflections on the kinds of traces that movies leave behind.
"Giant" will be on display through October 1. Hubbard is the William and Bettye Nowlin Professor in Photography at The University of Texas and Hubbard and Birchler's new film, Flora, is currently on view in the Swiss Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale.