Landmarks Video Announces Tenth Season


Kara Walker, …calling to me from the angry surface of some grey and threatening sea., 2007


Landmarks Video Announces Tenth Season

2019 - 2020 season of Landmarks Video to feature Kara Walker, Michael Snow, and others


This fall marks the tenth season of Landmarks Video, a curated program of highly regarded and influential video art from the past six decades.

Launching September 1, the new season will feature videos by Ragnar Kjartansson, Kara Walker, Michael Snow, and Mungo Thomson, among other national and international artists. Each month, a new video will loop daily on the Landmarks Video screen in the ART building atrium.

As a special event, Austin Film Society will co-present a screening of select works from the new season and a few favorites from past seasons. On November 16 at 2 PM, the event will feature a discussion with Kanitra Fletcher, curator of Landmarks Video, and present a rare opportunity to view the works on the big screen.

Highlights this season include Kara Walker’s ...calling to me from the angry surface of some grey and threatening sea. (2007), an exploration of racism through the lens of historical and contemporary events; Michael Robinson’s The Dark, Krystle (2013), a surreal reimagining of clips from the legendary 1980s series Dynasty; and Luis Valdovino’s Work in Progress (1990), an experimental video about disputes surrounding immigration and naturalization processes. David EllisAnimal, commissioned by Landmarks in 2010, will also be screened.


Landmarks Video 2019 - 2020 Season:

Sep. 2019: Mikhail Karikis, Children of Unquiet, 2014

Oct. 2019: Ja’Tovia Gary, An Ecstatic Experience, 2015

Nov. 2019: Ragnar Kjartansson, Satan is Real, 2004

Dec. 2019: Keith Sonnier, Animation I, 1973

Jan. 2020: Kara Walker, …calling to me from the angry surface of some grey and threatening sea., 2007

Feb. 2020: Camel Collective, Something Other Than What You Are, 2018

Mar. 2020: Mungo Thomson, The American Desert (for Chuck Jones), 2002

Apr. 2020: Howardena Pindell, Free, White and 21, 1980

May 2020: Luis Valdovino, Work in Progress, 1990

Jun. 2020: Michael Robinson, The Dark, Krystle, 2013

Jul. 2020: Michael Snow, WVLNT, 1966-67/2003

Aug. 2020: David Ellis, Animal, 2010


Videos are on public view daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the ART building atrium, located on the corner of East 23rd Street and San Jacinto Boulevard. Videos are accessible to all and free to view. Many videos in the collection are also available at the Fine Arts Library in the College of Fine Arts.