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2020 SPE Annual Conference: Hosted by The University of Houston | Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts | School of Art

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"Phoenix, the New American City – A Video Portrait"

Friday, March 27 - 1:00PM to 1:45PM
Oak Room

From the Car is a collaborative video installation of sprawl itself:
four one-hour videos shot from a moving car into four directions
from a single point in central Phoenix and extending into the
suburbs and the desert. Created by Betsy Schneider and Frank
Ekeberg, the work is a visual and aural portrait: a visceral and
abstracted vision of Phoenix in the early 21st century. The piece
addresses issues and questions about what it means to live in one
of the fastest growing metropolitan areas on the planet: a sprawling
American city based around the car, air-conditioning and
piping water hundreds of miles for its very existence.

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