Virginia’s Room 1972

Teresa Gillespie

Description

‘Virginia’s Room 1972 was exhibited as an audio visual projection. It was constructed specifically for ‘The Life and Times of Lillian Virginia Mountweazel’ curated by Davey Moor at Monster Truck Gallery. Mountweazel, Lillian Virginia, 1942-1973, American photographer, b. Bangs, Ohio. Turning from fountain design to photography in 1963, Mountweazel produced her celebrated portraits of the South Sierra Miwok in 1964. She was awarded government grants to make a series of photo-essays of unusual subject matter, including New York City buses, the cemeteries of Paris and rural American mailboxes. The last group was exhibited extensively abroad and published as Flags Up! (1972) Mountweazel died at 31 in an explosion while on assignment for Combustibles magazine. William H. Harris and Judith S. Levey, eds, “Mountweazel, Lillian Virginia”, The New Columbia Encyclopedia, (New York: Columbia University Press, 1975), 1850.’

(Text sourced from http://www.teresagillespie.com/archive/2009-06/virginiasroom1972/virginiasroom1972.html on Dec 22nd 2016)

Details
Title

Virginia’s Room 1972

Year

2009

Creator

Teresa Gillespie

Medium

Moving Image

Form

Short

Genre

Portrait

Subject

Vietnam War, 1961-1975; photography; records

Language

English

Duration

00:04:00

Original format

to be confirmed

Aspect ratio

16:9

Colour

Colour

Sound

Sound

Rights

to be confirmed

Artist website

http://www.teresagillespie.com/

Link to work

https://vimeo.com/15079197