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Artist in Residence

Amy Patton - Oil

February 2, 2010

Patton Presented in collaboration with the Blaffer Art Museum, School of Theatre & Dance, and Aurora Picture Show.

Join us as Amy Patton discusses her Mitchell Center residency, during which she is developing the new filmed theatre work Oil. Hear about her process of casting the actors, collaborating with cast and crew on the script development, set-building and prop-making, research, and more. Patton will also present examples of her previous work along with excerpts from influential films.

Amy Patton

Born in Nacogdoches, Texas and raised in Austin, Patton currently lives and works in Berlin. The landscape of Texas is a reoccurring theme in her films, which disturb conventions of filmic storytelling, such as voice over narration, character acting, and suspenseful pacing. Pattons recent experiments with performance and theater stem from an interest in language and oral storytelling that has characterized her work from the beginning.

LOCATION: Blaffer Art Museum, University of Houston, 120 Fine Arts Building, Entrance 16 off Cullen Blvd.

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