Video installation puts Laguna Gloria villa in new light, for one night

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The villa built by Clara Driscoll and known as Laguna Gloria turns 100 this year.

Driscoll donated her home so it might bring “pleasure in the appreciation of art to the people of Texas”  and it’s now the Contemporary Austin and home to a growing sculpture garden.26958476276_5383ca6533_h

You can read about the history of Laguna Gloria in our special story: “100 years of art: With Laguna Gloria, Clara Driscoll laid foundation for art in Austin.”

To celebrate the site’s centennial, the Contemporary commissioned Israeli artist Ronen Sharabani to create a site-specific video that will screen on two sides of the historic villa for one night only

“Matchbox” will screen May 15 from 9 to 11 p.m. The event is free and the 15-mintue video will screen continuously. Gates open at 8 p.m.

Smaller video installations screen inside the villa.

Sharabani has been in town all week, working late into the night as he installs the enormous and precise installation.

We caught a preview of “Matchbox.” In the video, you can see the blue dialog boxes o


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