Landmarks Video

Landmarks Video presents the most highly regarded and influential works of video art from the past five decades. Each month, the work of one artist is featured in the ART building atrium, located on the corner of East 23rd Street and San Jacinto Boulevard. 

Videos are on view from 7 am to 10 pm daily. Headsets to optimize sound may be checked out from the Visual Arts Center reception desk during operating hours. Many videos in the archive are also available at the Fine Arts Library.

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Landmarks Video introduces students and the general public to the most highly regarded and influential works of video art from the past five decades. The program aims to familiarize the university community with important titles, stimulate conversation and research, and situate the genre of video art alongside the presentation of more traditional works.

The program screens the work of 12 artists annually, one per month, on an ongoing basis. When possible, multiple works by one artist are shown in rotation. Each presentation is accompanied by an entry published on this website and many videos included in the program are also available at the Fine Arts Library.

Videos are screened on a media station in the ART building located on the corner of East 23rd Street and San Jacinto Boulevard. Adjacent to art history classrooms and the Visual Arts Center galleries, the media station is in an open atrium that provides stadium seating for viewing from 8 am to 9 pm daily. Headsets to optimize sound may be checked out from the Visual Arts Center reception desk during operating hours.

The sequence of monthly videos is appropriate for an academic setting and offers a varied rhythm from one presentation to the next. Please note that some videos may not be appropriate for all ages.

Press Release - 11 November 2010

Landmarks announces the launch of Landmarks Video

AUSTIN, Texas - Landmarks Video launches an ongoing series of some of the most highly regarded and influential works of video art from the past five decades, including works by Richard Serra, William Kentridge, Bruce Nauman, and Joan Jonas. An initiative of Landmarks, the video program aims to familiarize the university community with important titles, stimulate conversation and research, and situate the genre of video art alongside the presentation of more traditional works.

The program shows the work of 12 artists annually, one per month, on an ongoing basis which are screened on a 65” high-definition media station. The media station is in an open atrium that provides stadium seating for viewing and is located in the ART building on the corner of East 23rd Street and San Jacinto Boulevard, adjacent to art history classrooms and the new Visual Arts Center galleries.

Landmarks Video was inaugurated with the commission of David Ellis’s Animal which will be on view until Nov. 30. The commission represents the first work of video art to be acquired by the university’s growing public art collection.

Download the press release.

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Landmarks

The University of Texas at Austin
College of Fine Arts
2305 Trinity St., PAC 3.204
Austin, TX 78712
landmarks@austin.utexas.edu
512.495.4315

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Nick Nobel, External Affairs Coordinator
The University of Texas at Austin
College of Fine Arts
2305 Trinity St., PAC 3.204
Austin, TX 78712
nobel@utexas.edu
512.232.5904