the lost flashback scene (memorial plaque)
ink-jet print, 39 x 60 inches; 2003

the lost flashback scene (memorial plaque) - detail
ink-jet print, 39 x 60 inches; 2003

the lost preservation center (sign reconstruction)
vinyl lettering, historic district approved sign, dimensions variable; 2003

the lost preservation center (sign reconstruction)
vinyl lettering, historic district approved sign, dimensions variable; 2003

the lost flashback scene (museum label) - detail
ink-jet print, wood, glass, 46 x 12 x 8 inches; 2003

the lost flashback scene ( 3 fold visitor guide)
3-fold printed leaflet, letter size; 2003

location shots (Bridge of Sighs)
digital C-print, 30 x 40 inches; ongoing

location shots (Marble Arch)
digital C-print, 30 x 40 inches; ongoing

location shots (St. Paul's)
digital C-print, 30 x 40 inches; ongoing

location shots (The Alamo)
digital C-print, 30 x 40 inches; ongoing

location shots (Grand Canyon)
digital C-print, 30 x 40 inches; ongoing

location shots (Memorial Fountain)
digital C-print, 30 x 40 inches; ongoing

location shots (Millennium Bridge)
digital C-print, 30 x 40 inches; ongoing

location shots (Ground Zero)
digital C-print, 30 x 40 inches; ongoing

location shots (Hill)
digital C-print, 30 x 40 inches; ongoing

location shots (Gainsford Street)
digital C-print, 30 x 40 inches; ongoing

location shots (Wellington Arch)
digital C-print, 30 x 40 inches; ongoing

location shots (Times Square)
digital C-print, 30 x 40 inches; ongoing

location shots (Roosevelt)
digital C-print, 30 x 40 inches; ongoing

location shots (Grief is the price we pay for Love)
digital C-print, 30 x 40 inches; ongoing

location shots (Sky City)
digital C-print, 30 x 40 inches; 2004

This commission for the Dallas Contemporary appropriated the city's Wilson Historic District, where the gallery was located, to realign its significance as a historic site into a new narrative.

Using the strict historic district-approved signs and typography, a visitor guide pamphlet and a large scale photograph of a historic marker, the story of this seemingly historic street's original purpose as a film set is revealed.

But are the images fake? Or is it the story? Or the buidings themselves? The integrity of this location is gradually brought into question and reveals the shifting terms on which we base our understanding of historical and cultural significance.

Credits

Cast

Stine Gonsholt
Systa Gunnarsdottir
Arildh Mehn-Andersen
Jill Wood
& Katharine Wilson


including music by

Bedroom Walls
Very Large Array
ERH

Filmed on location in Iceland


Written & Directed by
Duncan Ganley

Reviews

"A plot worth taking in, from start to finish"

Douglas Britt - Houston Chronicle

"...posing the rhetorical question of who is behind the camera"

Nicholas Kersulis - Artlies

"A taut study in withholding catharsis or conclusion"

Christopher French - Art Papers