SASHA PIRKER, SCREENINGS IN MARFA


Sasha Pirker, UNNAMED, Installation, Detail, 2013

Sasha Pirker is a filmmaker from Vienna, who will be in residence at the Chinati Foundation during the months of September and October 2013.  She will screen the following selection of her films during Chinati Weekend at the Crowley Theater Highland Annex on Friday, October 11 at midnight, and on Saturday, October 12 at noon.

Poetry, A/B/USA, 3 min., 2007
John Lautner, The Desert Hot Springs Motel, A/USA, 10 min., 2007
Angelica Fuentes, The Schindler House, A/USA, 10 min., 2008
Once at Miracle Mile, A/USA, 10 min., 2009
The Face – Storefront for Art & Architecture, A/USA, 4 min., no sound, 2011
The Future will not be Capitalist, A/F, 19 min., 2010
Paperwork, A/I, 15 min., 2012

Pirker will also exhibit work (Unnnamed) at the Locker Plant over the course of the weekend.  Pirker has been hosting weekly film screenings as a kind of cinematique during her residency.


Sasha Pirker, filmstill from The Future will not be Capitalist, 2010, Video


Sasha Pirker, filmstill from Paperwork, 2012, Video

Pirker’s calm, cinematic ruminations have focused on architectural subjects such as modernist buildings by John Lautner and Rudolf Schindler. She has shown her work at the Venice Film Festival, the Centre George Pompidou, the Anthology Film Archives, New York, among other international venues. Since 2006, Pirker has also taught at the Video and video installation department of the University of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria.


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Chinati's educational and public programming is supported with generous grants from the Texas Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Brown Foundation, the Hearst Foundations, the Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation, the Permian Basin Area Foundation, the Warren Skaaren Trust, the Cowles Charitable Trust, and the City of Marfa. Chinati is grateful for the generous financial support of our members and the support and in-kind contributions of the people of Marfa and far West Texas.