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Expanded Cinema: Meet Carolyn Sortor

Expanded Cinema’s “MultipliCity” is Friday night. Show starts at 8 p.m. sharp. Here’s a little more about Dallas aritst Carolyn Sortor and a sneak peek at the work she’ll show. (Though you’ll have to imagine it 23-stories-high.)

Artist: Carolyn Sortor

From: Dallas

Her piece: “Glass Valley (or, does this building make my butte look big?)”

Envisioning Dallas’s architecture as an uncanny Monument Valley, this piece re-works shards of the historical West as mythologized in film and video – a common heritage that omitted many voices and stereotyped others in ways that are no longer acceptable, while carrying some insights that seem relevant today.

See it: Here’s a sneak peek.

Bio: Carolyn Sortor is an artist, curator, and writer interested in blending art and reality. While she has a special interest in video, her practice incorporates various media and strategies including curation and collaboration. She has a B.F.A. purchased from Ben B. Britt and is currently working on an artificial M.F.A. Her work has been shown at the Dallas Museum of Art and in New York, San Francisco, Austin, and elsewhere and broadcast on Current TV, and in 2013 she received a Dallas Observer “Mastermind” award. Past projects (often in collaboration with others) have included the first Expanded Cinema, Co- Re-Creating Spaces, the OccuLibrary, The Wedding Project, the first The Program, ART WORK in Dallas, and various video works.