Blaffer Art Museum will present Sound Speed Marker, an internationally touring exhibition showcasing a trilogy of video installations, related photographs and an outdoor sculpture by the renowned Swiss-American artist duo, Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler. The exhibition is organized by Ballroom Marfa, where it premiered in 2014 before traveling to the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin.
The exhibition’s itinerary - debuting in West Texas and traveling to Europe before completing its tour in Houston - reflects Hubbard / Birchler’s transatlantic artistic trajectory, which has proved critical to the evolution of the Austin-based duo’s practice. In Sound Speed Marker, the Texas towns and landscapes of Paris, Sierra Blanca and Ryan - each cinematically defined by their fleeting experiences as actual or ostensible film locations - take center stage as Hubbard / Birchler and their crew pay close attention to these places and the people who live there. The site, subject and mystique of Texas and its associated cinematic imagery serve as a platform for reflection on filmmaking itself.
Following the opening reception, the exhibition will continue through September 5.