Edgar Arceneaux und Charles Gaines

Snake River - exhibition

Lentos Museum Linz

28 April - 13 August 2006

Opening: 27 April 2006, 7 pm

The exhibition centers around a new film by the two Californian artists, which Lentos is co-producing together with REDCAT, Los Angeles, and which will be filmed at locations in Linz, Los Angeles and the magnificent river landscape of the Snake River in Wyoming.

The film and the accompanying installation deal with three cultural spaces, weaving them into a dense network of mutual references: the Brucknerhaus in Linz, the Walt Disney Concert Hall/LA Philharmonic in Los Angeles and the over 1000 km long Snake River, one of the lifelines of the American West. In Linz a rehearsal will be filmed of the Bruckner Quartet with music by Anton Bruckner, while an ensemble from the LA Philharmonic devotes itself to music by the contemporary composer Thomas Ades. The film develops complex interlockings between historical and contemporary motifs, which mark significant phases in the connection of the two continents: the European and American industrialization and the parallel "conquest" of the American West, both resulting in lasting damage, whereas the pathos of progress predominates in the art / music of the 19th century.

For further information see: http://www.lentos.at/en/45_984.asp