The Pensacola Museum of Art will host a joint film series/artist lecture event April 6, featuring a screening of “Sun Tunnels,” followed by a lecture from Valerie George, an associate professor of art at the University of West Florida.
The 1978 film “Sun Tunnels” documents the making of artist Nancy Holt’s work of land art by the same name. The site-specific work is located in the northwest Utah desert and known as “an American Stonehenge.”
George is a contemporary artist and also teaches at UWF. The professor’s lecture will center on her recent sabbatical research and her 2016 work “Entropic Force: Land Art& the Mortal Frame.”
George traveled to Utah to visit Holt’s “Sun Tunnels” as part of her project. According to a release from the PMA, the she “engaged with the piece through a series of projections that overlaid images of the human figure and the surrounding landscape on the tunnels. Through these visual interventions, George draws connections and mines the tensions between the corporeal body, and the topographic and celestial bodies that Holt’s work intersects.”
The PMA’s screening and lecture will be held April 6, beginning at 6 p.m. For more information, click here.