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hbeviteHubbard / Birchler: Sound Speed Marker
5 December 2014 – 4 May 2015

Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler have been working collaboratively in video, photography and sculpture since 1990. Their work invites suggestive, open-ended reflections on memory, place and cinema. Sound Speed Marker is their first exhibition in Ireland and will present their recently completed trilogy of films in a changing display from December 2014 through to Spring 2015. Each film interweaves and unpacks layers of cinema history.

Grand Paris Texas, considers the physical and social space of a dead cinema, a forgotten song and the inhabitants of a small town. Movie Mountain (Méliès), explores the residue of cinema and social terrain around the site of Movie Mountain in West Texas for the origin of the mountain’s name. Giant interweaves signs of life and vistas of a decaying movie set in Texas: the Reata mansion from the 1956 Warner Bros. film Giant starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean. This presentation is the European premiere of the completed Trilogy.

Grand Paris Texas: 4 December 2014 – 11 January 2015
Movie Mountain: 16 January – 1 March 2015
Giant: 6 March – 4 May 2015

Talks: 
Artists’ Conversation | Teresa Hubbard + Alexander Birchler
Saturday 7 March 2015, 2.00–3.00pm, Lecture Room, IMMA
Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler discuss their exhibition Sound Speed Marker with Seán Kissane (Curator, Exhibitions, IMMA).

Artists’ Response | Gerard Byrne + Sarah Pierce
Wednesday 18 March 2015, 6.30–7.30pm, Lecture Room, IMMA

Artists Gerard Byrne and Sarah Pierce discuss ideas of past-tense fictions and ready-made dramas in response to the film works of Teresa Hubbard/Alexander Birchler.

Booking is essential. Free tickets are available online at www.imma.ie

IMMA Exhibitions:
For details on the current exhibitions at IMMA, all of which are free of charge, please visit our website www.imma.ie

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This project is made in collaboration with Ballroom Marfa, Texas

Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Production still, Giant (2014), Photo Credit: Chris Austin, Courtesy of Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York and Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin

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