As of late, black actresses have increased their prominence in the American psyche, but their cohorts behind the camera have remained largely obscure. "Cinema Remixed & Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image Since 1970" hopes to change that. The exhibit examines the critical contributions of black female film and video artists to the field of contemporary art. With the combined work of established, mid-career and emerging artists, "Cinema Remixed" features projections, installations, interactive CD-ROMs and experimental films. More than 40 artists are represented, including Julie Dash, whose Daughters in the Dust was the first film by an African-American woman to see general release in the United States. Works by other women, including Bernie Searle, Tracey Rose, Carrie Mae Weems and Senga Nengudi, are included in this first-of-its-kind exhibition. "Cinema Remixed" opens today with a reception at 9 p.m. Regular viewing hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Through January 4. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose. For information, call 713-284-8250 or visit www.camh.org. Free.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Oct. 17. Continues through Jan. 4, 2008