The enigmatic cinema of Laida Lertxundi resists easy categorization. Her works could be described as landscape films, set as they are against the backdrop of Southern California’s deserts and mountains, its blue skies and wild shores. These environments are sparsely populated with non-actors, who are sometimes wandering, sometimes still. Sequences are repeated and reframed, calling back to one another; recorded music plays within the world of the film, taking on the character not of a soundtrack but of a field recording. Narratives are hinted at, flirted with, yet never realized. Her films function as both exactingly arranged experiments with the syntax of film language and lovesick daydreams, fragmented and full of longing.
March 28, 29, and 31
Every hour from 12 to 5 pm
Every hour from 1 to 8 pm
Every hour from 12 to 2 pm
Footnotes to a House of Love, 2007
16mm film, color, sound; 13 min.
My Tears Are Dry, 2009
16mm film, color, sound; 4 min.
Llora Cuando Te Pase / Cry When It Happens, 2010
16mm film, color, sound; 14 min.
A Lax Riddle Unit, 2011
16mm film, color, sound; 5 min.
Screenings are free with Museum admission. Admittance is on a first-come, first-seated basis until capacity is reached. Late admittance is strongly discouraged, so please arrive early.