Laida Lertxundi works with moving images that document the California landscape, while engaging with questions of affect and subjectivity in relation to this geography. Lertxundi's work is filmed on 16mm in a process she calls Landscape Plus, which combines filmic records of people and places with an emphasis on visible sources of sound and music, resulting in sensual languid passages, bodily desire, and existential awareness. She uses a fragmentary approach to editing in which conventional cinematic forms of storytelling are subverted by a witty focus on process and materiality. Lertxundi's work has been featured in the Hammer's Made in L.A. Biennial (2016), the Whitney Museum Biennial (2012), the New York Film Festival and International Film Festival Rotterdam among many others. Tonight's program will include the world premiere of a new 16mm film.
In person: Laida Lertxundi
"Lertxundi's films leave one shaken by the delicate power of form and feeling that is all the more forceful given their brevity."
- Erika Balsom, Sight and Sound
Funded in part by the Ostrovsky Family Fund. Curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud, as part of the Jack H. Skirball Series.