Nancy Holt Film & Video Festival

Feb 16 – 17, 2024

Presented in Partnership with the New Mexico Museum of Art

We are proud to partner with the New Mexico Museum of Art to present a special screening event of Nancy Holt's film and video works at the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe, New Mexico on February 16 – 17, 2024.

This event will include the very first screening of Niagara, a series of studies of water flowing along the Niagara River that Holt filmed in 1975 and was recently digitized. The weekend screening event will also include the influential films Missoula Ranch Locators: Vision Encompassed (1972), Pine Barrens (1975), Sun Tunnels (1978), and the video work Revolve (1977).

The Saturday evening screening will focus on Holt’s close artistic partnership with Robert Smithson through the collaborative video East Coast / West Coast (1969), the short film work Swamp (1971), a screening of Spiral Jetty (1970), and a collection of rarely seen 1971 short films—including Bob with Books showing Smithson reading a tower of books on a New York City rooftop.

This screening event is taking place in conjunction with the inaugural exhibition at the New Mexico Museum of Art Vladem Contemporary in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Shadow and Light features three works by Nancy Holt that explore the materiality of light and shadow.

Book tickets online via the New Mexico Museum of Art.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, February 16
Doors at 7 p.m., screenings begin at 7:30 p.m.
$5, TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE

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Nancy Holt, Missoula Ranch Locators (1972)
Duration: 8 minutes, 56 seconds

Nancy Holt, Pine Barrens (1975)
Duration: 31 minutes, 21 seconds

Nancy Holt, Sun Tunnels (1978)
Duration: 36 minutes, 31 seconds

Saturday, February 17—Morning Session
Doors at 10 a.m., screenings begin at 10:30 a.m.
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Nancy Holt, Niagara (1975)
Duration: 22 minutes, 11 seconds

Nancy Holt, Revolve (1977)
Duration: 77 minutes

Guided Tour of New Mexico Museum of Art Vladem Contemporary lead by Alexandra Terry
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Saturday February 17—Evening Session
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ors at 7 p.m., screenings begin at 7:30 p.m.
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Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson, East Coast / West Coast (1969)
Duration: 23 minutes, 15 seconds

Nancy Holt, Bob with Books  (1971)
Duration: 2 minutes, 56 seconds

Nancy Holt, Utah Sequences (1970)
Duration: 9 minutes, 26 seconds

Robert Smithson, Spiral Jetty (1970)
Duration: 35 minutes

Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson, Swamp (1971)
Duration: 6 minutes
 

More Exhibitions

Nancy Holt: Circles of Light

Mar 21 – Jul 25, 2024
Solo Exhibition

Experiments with Sound, Image, Objects 1966 – 1986

On the vernal equinox, this solo exhibition pays particular attention to Holt’s incorporation of the earth's rotation, astronomy, and time and place into her sculptures. Presenting audioworks, film, video, room-sized installations, sculpture, photographic series, and works on paper, the exhibition focuses on Holt’s repeated challenge to look beyond what we think we know.