Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler: Giant
Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler’s expansive practice interweaves hybrid forms of storytelling and invites suggestive, open-ended reflections on place, history, and memory. In their three-channel film installation Giant (2014), Hubbard / Birchler present a decaying movie set just outside Marfa, Texas, left behind after the 1956 filming of Giant, starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and James Dean. Weaving together the cinematic past and present, the film captures scenes from a Warner Bros. office in 1955 and the skeletal remains of the movie set today as seasons change, day turns to night, and parts of the structure swing and fall off.
This installation is organized by the Blanton Museum of Art. Funding is provided in part by Ellen and David Berman.
Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler
Giant, 2014, installation view
High-definition video with sound, synchronized three-channel video projection
Duration: 30 min., loop
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin,
Gift of Jeanne and Michael Klein and Suzanne Deal Booth, 2015
The production of Giant was commissioned by Ballroom Marfa.