Synopsis: Car People is a live video feed that directly engages the car culture of Taos and the community. New York based artist, Elizabeth Orr, will video cars, traffic, and interview individuals about their cars. Projected onto a large wall the piece creates a live document of the car culture of Taos, a video portrait of the community with their cars. Viewers will perhaps recognize their friends, family in the community, along with visitors to The Paseo Festival.
Bio: Elizabeth Orr (b. 1984 in Venice, CA) is a filmmaker and artist. She has ties to the Taos community, as her late father Eric Orr, made work in Taos, collaborated with Taos based artists, and is also included in the collection at the Harwood Museum. As a child and as an adult she has visited Taos often, and is connected with the artists in Taos. Currently she is working on her first large-scale film Mt Rush. Orr is represented by Bodega gallery in NYC and is the manager of Eric Orr’s Estate. She received her B.A. in Liberal Arts at Hampshire College and her M.F.A from Bard College in 2014. Her work has been featured in multiple organizations in the U.S and abroad including Artists Space Books and Talks, New York, Recess, NY, MoMA, NY, If I Can’t Dance I Don’t Want to Be Part of Your Revolution, The Netherlands, ICA Philadelphia, PA, Harvard University Carpenter Center, MA, NurtureArt, NYC, and has been commissioned by MOCAtv, LA and the Museum of Art and Design.
Location: McCarthy Stone House on Paseo del Pueblo Norte
Sponsorship: Exclusive artist sponsorship by anonymous donor