Thirteen Views in Arid Lands at Artpace Window Works

"Thirteen Views in Arid Lands"
MAY 12, 6-8:30PM (RECEPTION), on view through Sept 1

Announcing PBL's new series of 360-degree scrolling landscape vistas, shot in time lapse and presented in a set of peephole cabinets, viewable through the windows from the sidewalk outside Artpace.

Our panoramas were made using an intervalometer and a robotic tripod head that we designed, built, and programmed.

Revealed in these vistas, clouds and weather spread through the sky, winds shake plants, humans and animals dart almost imperceptibly.

The videos, their presentation, and the pair of cabinets allude to the ancient traditional Chinese landscape meditation scroll, hand-cranked canvas panoramas of 19th century North America, the enormous panorama rotundas, and early penny arcade peephole spectacles. Text that appears in the videos was borrowed from reports and journals of U.S. soldiers looking for the last free Apaches in the Southwest in the 1880s, as well as quotations from the Apaches themselves, including Geronimo.

This exhibition is supported in part by the Texas Idea Fund and in part by The Cultural Collaborative, a division of the City of San Antonio's Office of Cultural Affairs.