THE NASHER SCUPLTURE CENTER PRESENTS: Lita Albuquerque: Everything is Light
Nasher Sculpture Center and the Texas Theatre are pleased to present Lita Albuquerque: Everything is Light, a special screening of films by Lita Albuquerque organized to mark the closing of Groundswell: Women of Land Art.
The screening will include Albuquerque’s films 20/20: Accelerando and Liquid Light, as well as an exclusive preview of her third film currently in development. Tracing the relationship between humanity and the cosmos, Albuquerque’s film trilogy follows the journey of a 25th-century female astronaut on a mission to spread interstellar consciousness. Crash-landing onto Earth, she forgets her mission, prompting her to embark on a journey of remembrance and self-discovery: “Where was I? And why was I awakening at this moment, on this planet?”
Albuquerque’s films have been presented previously with institutional support from the USC Fisher Museum of Art and bardoLA at the 59th La Biennale di Venezia, Biennale Arte 2022. In her prior film installations, Albuquerque has incorporated materials which derive from the film’s imagery and content, such as gold and salt - both material manifestations of light. For Albuquerque, the films are an extension of her earthworks and performance works. They are shot on location at the volcanoes of Hawaii, the Salt Flats of Bolivia, and the Pyramids of Giza.
Following the screening, Albuquerque will be joined by collaborators Nicole McDonald, David McFarland, and Jasmine Albuquerque for a discussion on their collective approach in the making of Albuquerque’s films.