September 6 - December 20, 2019
“In this exhibition, Moran conflates this loss of primary sources with the untold stories and contributions of the early fact-checkers. Against the best possible sources consists of decommissioned library shelves found at SMU presented as skeletal remains emptied of their contents. Scattered throughout the shelves are bookends rendered useless save for their surfaces, which display images of found artifacts and office materials buried in TIME, Inc.’s archive. Only decommissioned library books of The Bible, Homer’s Iliad, and Xenophon’s Anabasis linger, replicating TIME’s first library now deemed unwanted. A slide carousel—another antiquated medium—flickers in the back of the gallery briefly illuminating photographs, internal memos, records, and other ephemera which shed light on the original fact-checkers. In her accompanying audio piece, Moran utilizes creative nonfiction strategies including a newly commissioned musical duet to unveil the simultaneous presence and absence of these women and their contribution to modern journalism.”
Curated by Olivia Smith.
Opening: September 6, 2019 | 5–7 pm
6100 Hillcrest Avenue
Dallas, 75275 TX
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