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2866 Colerain Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45225
(513) 813-8674

Liz Roberts makes work that is often collaborative and rooted in moving image and sound. She held teaching positions in the Cinema Department at Denison University, Film & Video and Graduate Studies at Columbus College of Art & Design, and the Art and Film Studies departments at The Ohio State University. Her work has shown widely, and her early 16mm films have screened with Ann Arbor Film Festival (Michigan), Microscope Gallery (Brooklyn), Filmmakers’ Coop (New York), and were awarded at the New York Exposition of Short Film & Video and Chicago International Film Festival. From 2015 to 2018 Roberts was a core participant in MINT—a collective, gallery, and multidisciplinary warehouse space in Columbus, Ohio. In 2019 she received a fellowship in sculpture for Vermont Studio Center, volunteered as staff at ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions), and was in residence at The Growlery in San Francisco. Currently she has a monthly show on Columbus, Ohio based Verge.FM and KCHUNG Radio in Los Angeles. Her most recent short film, Midwaste, had its festival premiere at Hot Docs in 2022. She is a 2022 BAVC (Bay Area Video Coalition) MediaMaker fellow.

This new site-specific commission presents an uninhabited drive-in tableau in which one automobile is left and others are repeatedly disembodied to form a large movie screen made from salvaged windshields. Nostalgic and thirsty for typical road movie tropes, the installation references the resurgence of drive-ins and the pining for collective voyeurism of movie screenings.

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