This event included workshops by Laurie McDonald & Martha Wallner held at the Laguna Gloria Art Museum.
As part of the Southwest Alternate Media Project’s 1986 Film/ Video Tour, Austin will host two extraordinary video artists: Martha Wallner of New York City’s Paper Tiger T.V. in July and Laurie McDonald, the Houston based dancer-videographer in August.
The tour consisted of advance broadcasting of selected works, a three-hour Saturday afternoon workshop and a public screening with each artist. It was presented in cooperation with Women and Their Work, the Austin Dance Umbrella, Laguna Gloria Art Museum and The Austin Chronicle through Austin Access, a project of the City of Austin, managed by ACTV. It was co-sponsored by SWAMP and funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Duet for Tap and Galoshes, Deux Ex Machina, Filling the Boxes for Joseph Cornell, Prime Time, Dying Swan, Generic Video Art, Pregnancy: A Video Sketchbook, Deep Dish, Paper Tiger: Joan Does Dynasty, Herb Schilling Reading the New York Times, From Central America to Middle America (excerpt)