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Friday, October 5 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Exhibition Opening: There’s No Place Like Time: retrospective of video artist Alana Olsen A Collaborative, Multimodal Installation by Lance & Andi Olsen

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There’s No Place Like Time is a novel you can walk through. It takes the form of a real retrospective of videos dedicated to the career of Alana Olsen, one of America’s most overlooked experimental video artists who never existed. An interplay of videos, texts, books, and interventions, There's No Place Like Time forms a multimodal installation that translates Alana’s life (which began as a fictional character in Lance Olsen's novel, Theories of Forgetting, 2014) into a three-dimensional reality.
From Alana Olsen’s videos and the language surrounding them (including a full-length fictional catalogue) you are invited to infer her development, obsessions, and relationship with her equally fictive daughter, Aila, a Berlin art critic and conceptual artist who curates the exhibit. There’s No Place Like Time remembers an oeuvre of fewer than 20 videos (some which are already missing) that span roughly four decades and have—despite the paucity of their numbers­­—influenced artists as varied as Lars von Trier, Douglas Gordon, and Martin Arnold.

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Lance Olsen

Professor & Author, University of Utah
Lance Olsen is author of more than 25 books of and about innovative writing, including, most recently, the novel Dreamlives of Debris (Dzanc, 2017). A Guggenheim, Berlin Prize, D.A.A.D. Artist-in-Berlin Residency, N.E.A. Fellowship, and Pushcart Prize recipient, as well as a Fulbright... Read More →

Andi Olsen

Andi Olsen is a video artist whose works have been shown in museums, galleries and film festivals in the U.S. and Europe. She is known for her assemblages and hybrid works that combine literature, video and objects.  

Friday October 5, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Snite Museum of Art