There's No Place Like Time: A Retrospective of Video Artist Alana Olsen


Location: Scholz Family Works on Paper Gallery

Dreamlives Of Debris

There’s No Place Like Time is a novel you can walk through. It takes the form of a real retrospective of videos dedicated to the career of Alana Olsen, one of America’s most overlooked experimental video artists who never existed. An interplay of videos, texts, books, and interventions, There's No Place Like Time forms a multimodal installation that translates

Alana’s life (which began as a fictional character in Lance Olsen's novel, Theories of Forgetting, 2014) into a three-dimensional reality. From Alana Olsen’s videos and the language surrounding them (including a full-length fictional catalogue) you are invited to infer her development, obsessions, and relationship with her equally fictive daughter, Aila, a Berlin art critic and conceptual artist who curates the exhibit. There’s No Place Like Time remembers an oeuvre of fewer than 20 videos (some which are already missing) that span roughly four decades and have—despite the paucity of their numbers­­—influenced artists as varied as Lars von Trier, Douglas Gordon, and Martin Arnold.

The exhibition is free and open to everyone, running from 9/1/2018 through 12/2/2018. 

This is A Collaborative, Multimodal Installation by Lance & Andi Olsen.

Snite Museum of Art hours are:

Day of Week  Open  Close
Sunday Closed Closed
Monday Closed Closed
Tuesday 10:00 am 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am 7:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am 5:00 pm
Saturday Noon 5:00 pm