Bordertown

Director: Tracey Snelling

Institute History

  • 2010 Sundance Film Festival

Description

Tracey Snelling’s exquisitely crafted miniature sculptures of buildings and landscapes conjure up a visceral sense of time and place and manifest the life that comes from within. Incorporating architecture, photography, collage, film, and audio, Snelling presents a carnivalesque tableau of the Mexican/American border that tells the story of a sweeping locale and the individual inhabitants who reside in its buildings, streets, and alleyways. The cinematic image stands in for real life and, as it unspools behind windowpanes, creates a sublime sense of wonder, nostalgia, and the relevance of the cinematic image in our terrestrial lives.

Screening Details

  • Section: New Frontier Artist
  • Film Type: Artist

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