Past Event

Location Info:

Aurora Picture Show
2442 Bartlett St.
Houston, TX  77098
Prince Varughese Thomas, Robert Pruitt and The Art Guys are among the artists who compiled past and present footage of any kind from the Texas Archive of the Moving Image for Mess With Texas.

“The idea was to get a diverse selection of Texas artists to choose whatever footage they wanted to use, let their exploration of the archives inform their own ideas about what they want to do and to make something new,” explains guest curator Peter Lucas. “They had total freedom in what they’re making.”

Lucas also mentions how the most important aspect was to keep the theme regional, but other than that, the artists were given free rein.

“Thematically, it’s about Texas artists using regional footage to make new things. It’s an exciting way to connect the past and present, as well as connect different views on a subject. It all depends on how the artists use it and how they manipulate and edit it. There’s an infinite number of ways that these things can be transformed. I’m excited for that kind of media transformation and the intersection across time, people, cultures and regions across Texas.”

7 p.m. Aurora Picture Show, 2442 Bartlett. For information, call 713-868-2101 or visit $10.

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