TEXAS SAND

In Houston’s museum district in 1990, TEXAS SAND premiered in a dimly lit 2000 square feet of commercial space consisting of one very large room and 2 very small rooms.

Only 6-8 people could see the show at a time.

At Showtime the audience was ushered to the starting position and every sliver of light turned to black. You could not see your hand in front of your face.

For the first 20 seconds the audience was kept in total darkness while wind sounds from six speakers moved capriciously around the rooms.

Suddenly one small area was flooded with light from overhead theatrical lights placed in the ceiling, revealing 4 of the116 frames in the show, each frame housing 1to 4 photographs.

The audience walked to the lit area.

After a number of seconds, this light faded out while in another area other lights were fading in, illuminating more photographs.

And so it went for the duration of the show: 25 lighting changes in 22 minutes.

Then all at once all of the lights lit all of the photographs so that the audience could browse at will. It marked the first time they could see the entire space.

Not many people came to see the show but after 18 years the people who experienced it still talk about it whenever either Paul English or I bump into them.

nedbosnick


You have selected a show that plays initially as a slide show. Of the 16 slide shows 11 have MUSIC and DAY DREAMIN COWBOY has GUNSHOTS. Before you hit the START button be sure that you are comfortable and ready to watch because 9 of the shows run at 60 seconds or less. You will have the option to watch the slide show again or to watch it in the manual mode. If you want to end the show at any time hit STOP. If you do that the show returns to the start position.

If you can't see (Click here to go to start page) at the bottom of this page or the Start and Stop buttons on the next page, scroll down.

To be sure that you are viewing the images in the best possible way, do the following:

Pick a short show and watch it in your normal way.

Play the same show again, this time, just before you click the start button, Maximize the Screen Size.

Play the same show, but click on F11 before you click on the start button. You get a full screen look with F11.

Including your normal view, you can now choose from three possible looks for all the shows that you view.

Ned

Click here to go to start page.

 

 
Copyright © 2008 by Ned Bosnick