Nancy Holt and Charlotte Prodger screening in Rio

On October 17, 2019 Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil presents a screening event pairing moving image works by Charlotte Prodger and Nancy Holt.

In the summer 1975 issue of the magazine Avalanche Holt describes the ‘Pine Barrens is a wilderness of sand and pine trees 1000 square miles in area in the central part of southern New Jersey. It’s the forgotten land of the northeastern urban belt: New York is 1 hour and 45 minutes away to the north, Philadelphia to the west, Atlantic City to the south.’ She notes that: ‘Pine Barrens evolves partially from the landscape itself, and partially from the people and their responses to their own natural environment’ Holt’s second film in the program, Sun Tunnels, explores the process of creating Holt’s landmark earthwork of the same name.

Charlotte Prodger (b. 1974) is an artist who works with the moving image, sculpture, photography and writing who notes Holt’s work as a key reference. In her works she explores language, landscape, time, and queer identity. In 2019 she represented Scotland at the Venice Biennial and won the Turner Prize.

This event takes place on the occasion of a research residency with the Foundation’s Executive Director, Lisa Le Feuvre, and Prodger at Inclusartiz. Both will be present at the screening.

Charlotte Prodger, BRIDGIT (2016); 32 minutes
Nancy Holt, Pine Barrens (1975); 30 minutes, 24 seconds [illustrated above]
Charlotte Prodger, SaF05 (2019); 39 minutes
Nancy Holt, Sun Tunnels (1978); 26 minutes, 31 seconds

Still from Nancy Holt, Pine Barrens (1975)
Color, sound, 16 mm film on HD video
Duration: 30 minutes, 24 seconds

Art © Holt/Smithson Foundation, licensed by VAGA at ARS, New York
Distributed by Electronic Arts Intermix

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Earthworks and public sculpture by Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson are located in both the United States and in Europe. Some visits require advance booking as the artworks are sited on private land. In these cases appointments are essential.

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