Horse Dream Horse
Horse Dream Horse is a new work by Cynthia Woods Mitchell/ School of Art fellow, Mateo Tannatt, situated at the intersections of theater, scripted performance, art, music video, and sculptural installation
DATE / TIME / SITE(S)
2334 Gulf Terminal Road
Houston, TX 77023
Horse Dream Horse is located behind The Orange Show. Please enter from Gulf Terminal Road. Please be prepared to stand for the duration of the performance. On-site parking.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Performance / 60 Minutes
Horse Dream Horse is a new work by Cynthia Woods Mitchell/School of Art fellow, Mateo Tannatt, situated at the intersections of theater, scripted performance, art, music video, and sculptural installation.
Horse Dream Horse takes as its point of departure the 1965 film Horse, directed by Andy Warhol and written by Ronald Travel. A physical theatrical translation and exegesis of the film, Horse Dream Horse excavates important themes including artist labor, masculinity, identity, and popular culture.
PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE ORANGE SHOW CENTER FOR VISIONARY ART
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Mateo Tannatt is the 2017-18 Cynthia Woods Mitchell fellow in the UH School of Art. Tannatt holds a MFA from UCLA and BFA from Cooper Union. His past exhibitions include All of This and Nothing at the Hammer Museum (LA), When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes at the Wattis Institute (San Francisco), and First Among Equals at the ICA (Philadelphia). Most recently, he was included in an exhibition at Hotel Carlota (Mexico City) entitled Strangeland/Tierra Rara. Tannatt has presented solo presentations for Frieze Fair (NY) and Art Parcours/ArtBasel (Switzerland) and Performa 11 (NY). He was awarded the Illy Prize in 2008 for his work in Present/Future for Artissima (Turin). In 2018, Tannatt will debut a solo exhibition in LA. Tannatt also directs and maintains the curatorial exhibition project entitled Rainbow in Spanish.
Tannatt works in the genre sculpture along with video, writing, performance, painting, photography, music, and drawing. Tannatt's work makes use language as a tool of narrative and of absurd abstraction, shifting in scale and exchanging mediums in an attempt find a means of performative production. Like varied scenes and characters found in a film or literature, Tannatt seeks to present his works within a context of a new proposal for imagined reality.
CounterCurrent is a free festival of performance, installation, and ideas. Presented by the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, CounterCurrent includes audio and visual installations, live performances, talks, and participatory events by artists from around the world. From large-scale spectacle to intimate interaction, CounterCurrent projects represent the range of ways we view each other and the city around us. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts is part of the University of Houston Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts.
CounterCurrent18 Box Office is run by MATCH-Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston and events take place all over the city.
FREE TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE HERE
MARCH 19, 2018. FOR THE FESTIVAL LINEUP, VISIT WWW.COUNTERCURRENTFESTIVAL.ORG.