As part of the renovation of the ART building, Landmarks commissioned David Ellis to create the first video in the university’s public art collection. The result is Animal, a nine-and-a-half-minute video that inaugurates Landmarks Video and underscores the Department of Art & Art History’s commitment to emerging forms of visual expression.
Ellis was selected for the ways in which his work invites and celebrates collaborative processes. He undertook a residency in the Visual Arts Center (VAC) galleries for six weeks in Spring 2010 during which he engaged with faculty, students and the public, featuring a day-long celebration of his work at Co-Lab. Animal premiered at the opening of the VAC in September 2010.
This project was funded by the College of Fine Art’s Art building capital improvement project. The media station was designed by LakelFlato Architects and is located in the ART building atrium on the corner of East 23rd Street and San Jacinto Boulevard.
Landmarks would like to thank:
Andrée Bober and Landmarks Pat Clubb and University Operations Douglas Dempster and the College of Fine Arts Kenneth Hale and the Department of Art & Art History Landmarks Advisory Committee William Powers and the Office of the President Bob Rawski and the Office of Facilities Planning and Construction David Rea and the Office of Campus Planning Samuel Wilson and the Faculty Building Advisory Committee
Andrée Bober, curator and director, Landmarks David Ellis, artist Chris Keohane, production manager Roberto Lange, composer Lewis McNeel, Bill Aylor, and LakelFlato Architects Robert Mercado, Office of Facilities Planning and Construction Nicole Vlado, project manager, Landmarks Jade Walker, Visual Arts Center
Dan Fergus and Russell Etchen, Domy Books Kanitra Fletcher, curatorial contributor Sean Gaulager, Co-Lab Leah Griffin, education and external affairs, Landmarks Alexis Lanman, event coordinator Mark Silva, Visual Arts Center Susan B.A. Somers-Willett, poet