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Laida Lertxundi in person! Film Series : Conversations at the Edge Spring 2019

Laida Lertxundi: Landscape Plus

2012-18, Laida Lertxundi, USA/Spain, ca. 69 min.

Show Times

  • Thu, Feb 21st 6:00pm

The films of Los Angeles-based artist Laida Lertxundi are seductive and self-reflexive explorations of place. She presents a suite of films produced through a process she refers to as “landscape plus,” which marries observational photography with music, actions, and chance events. Her latest, WORDS, PLANETS (2018), mixes domestic spaces and sun-drenched vistas with readings and texts to evoke the many ways lived experience transcends representation. The autobiographical 025 SUNSET RED (2016) links the Basque and Californian landscapes through the filmmaker’s upbringing by Spanish communists. Also screening: VIVIR PARA VIVIR / LIVE TO LIVE (2015) and WE HAD THE EXPERIENCE BUT MISSED THE MEANING (2014), THE ROOM CALLED HEAVEN (2012), CRY WHEN IT HAPPENS (2010). 16mm. (Amy Beste)

Filmmaker Laida Lertxundi is scheduled to appear for audience discussion.