2017 CounterCurrent Festival presents The Miraculous: Houston
Feats of endurance, acts of absurdist wit, public actions confronting political repression, celebrations of the natural world, accidental moments of revelation. Short stories - from one sentence to several paragraphs - recount acts from the past 50 years of contemporary art at site-specific installations throughout the University of Houston.
Taken from Raphael Rubinstein’s book The Miraculous (Paper Monument, 2014), short stories - from one sentence to several paragraphs, recounting acts from the past 50 years of avant-garde and contemporary art - are documented at unexpected spots and in unexpected ways. Rubinstein and Heather Bause insert these narratives into the interior and exterior architecture and landscape of the University of Houston campus using posters, banners, projections, sound, and other techniques both analog and digital.
Whether guided by a map or encountered by chance, viewers can expect to encounter and participate in the transformation of the University of Houston campus into an innovative conceptual art installation.