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Dan boord, luis valdovino
A Feeling for Leaving
Experimental doc. | hdv, HD | color and b&w | 9'28'' | USA | 2017
Thinkof anybody who goes anywhere or stays at home and is an American and you will realize that it is something strictly American to conceive a space that is filled with moving. "Gertrude Stein" Stay all night, stay a little longer, Dance all night, dance a little longer, Pull off your coat, throw it in the corner, Don`t see why you can`t stay a little longer. Lyrics by Bob Wills and Tommy Duncan In this video we see a world from a rearview mirror, passing along 19th century settlement trails, monuments, gas stations, deserts, dinners, postwar suburbs and a movie motel drive-in. Our histories are visible, mobile and vanishing. Landscapes rush by Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah. Destinations include a dinosaur along a highway, a ranch converted into a UFO observation park, an abandoned movie drive-in, a western parade in Wyoming and lonely stretches of road. There is music and radio along the way, communities floating among the airwaves. Ferde Grofé’s musical sunrise over the Grand Canyon accompanies a tourist’s panoramic journey meandering westward to the Westlake District of Daly City, California. Meanwhile, an immigrant embarks on a train trip across Amerika toward employment, belonging, and The Nature Theater of Oklahoma.
Biography/Dan Boord: Dan Boord is a Professor in the Critical Media Practices Department at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He received grants from The Center for New Television, The Ohio Arts Council, WNET/WGBH and the Southwest Alternate Media Project. His work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Holland; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile; European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck, Germany; Toronto Film Festival, Toronto, Canada; World Wide Video Festival, The Hague, Holland; Les Rencontres Internationales; Edinburgh Film Festival, Scotland, and the Oberhausen Film Festival, Germany. His works are in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and The Long Beach Museum , Long Beach, CA. Boord’s works have been broadcasted on WNET, New York and WGBH, Boston, presented at the International Public Television Conference in Stockholm and at the 50th Robert Flaherty Film Seminar. Biography/ Luis Valdovino: Luis Valdovino is Professor of Art at the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. He has received grants from the American Film Institute, the National Endowment for the Arts, Arts International/N.E.A., Illinois Arts Council, Colorado Council for the Arts, and The Center for New Television, Chicago. His works have been included in numerous exhibitions including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy; The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Holland; The Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Centro Nacional de Las Artes, Mexico City, Mexico; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile; Berlin Video Festival, Berlin, Germany; World Wide Video Festival, The Hague, Holland; Les Rencontres Internationales; Toronto Film Festival, Toronto, Canada; Edinburgh Film Festival, Scotland and Oberhausen Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany. Valdovino’s videos have been presented at the 37th and 50th Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, The Kitchen, New York, and broadcasted on “Independent Focus” at WNET and Deep Dish Network, New York.