Please join Canyon Cinema for another installation of our Salon series, with Bilbao-born, California-based filmmaker Laida Lertxundi.
“I work with 16mm motion picture film, photography and printmaking in a process I call Landscape Plus, documenting California landscapes while bringing equal attention to sound, people and the passage of time. My work moves between intimate interior architectures and the magnitude of open landscapes to map out a geography transformed by affective and subjective states. I employ a fragmentary approach to editing in which cinematic forms of storytelling are replaced by a focus on process and materiality. I’m interested in the tension between form and the experience that will always exceed it. I present the environment from an embodied female position with a radical appreciation for everything that we have to lose.” – Laida Lertxundi
Landscape Plus Programme:
- Sidewinder’s Delta by Pat O’Neill (20 min, 16mm)
- Chronicles of a Lying Spirit by Cauleen Smith (13min, 16mm)
- In Marin County by Peter Hutton (10min, 16mm)
- Vivir para Vivir / Live to Live by Laida Lertxundi (11min, 16mm)
- 025 Sunset Red by Laida Lertxundi (14min, 16mm)
Laida Lertxundi received a MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and a BFA from Bard College. She has had solo screenings and exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, NY (2017); Tate Modern, London(2016); Vdrome (2014); La Alhondiga, Bilbao (2014); and Marta Cervera Contemporary, Madrid (2013). Her work has been featured in the Made in L.A. Hammer Biennial (2016); Bienal de La Habana, Cuba (2015); Al’s Grand Hotel, Frieze Projects, New York, (2014); LIAF, Biennial, Norway (2013); the Lyon Biennale (2013); and in the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art (2012). Lertxundi’s films have screened in museums, festivals, and galleries, including most recently at the ICA, London (2016); Temporary Gallery, Köln (2016); Grazer Kunsterein (2016); White Chapel Gallery, London (2015); Glynn Vivian Gallery, Wales (2015); National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. (2015); Museo de Arte Moderno, Medellin, Colombia (2015); LUX, London (2014); Kunsterein, Hamburg (2014); International Film Festival Rotterdam (2010,11,12,14,16, and 2017); New York Film Festival (2007-2015); Edinburgh International Film Festival (2014); BAM, Brooklyn (2014); MAK Schindler House, Los Angeles (2014); PS1 MoMA (2013); Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago (2013); Baltimore Museum of Art (2013) and Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich (2012.) She teaches in the Fine Art and Humanities programs at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.
Canyon Cinema is thankful for the long term support of the George Lucas Family Foundation. Dedicated project funding for Canyon Cinema 50 has been generously provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Owsley Brown III Foundation, Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation and The Fleishhacker Foundation.