Wednesday, May 29 at 8:30pm in the Stockyards District at the parking lot next to the Livestock Exchange Building on Genessee and 16th Streets
Featured Kansas City video artist: CAITLIN HORSMON presents Practice Process: Classical (2013)
Feature film: Hands Over the City by Francesco Rosi (1963) as well as Le Bled (Buildings in a Field) by Jem Cohen with Luc Sante (2009)
Kansas City is made up of a network of roads, boulevards, highways and other pathways for automobiles. Certainly, when one views a map of the city, one sees a literal labyrinth made up of concrete and asphalt. Parking lots, too, are aplenty in Kansas City, and they tend to exist in a singular fashion: They are places to store cars. However, they could operate more like parks and gardens, as pit stops along the way through the urban labyrinth, as sites that facilitate community interaction and creativity. rises Zora “Movies in the Parking Lot,” put together by Chicago’s ACADEMY RECORDS, moves towards repurposing parking lots throughout Kansas City by showcasing, on a grand scale, urban labyrinth-themed works by video artists and filmmakers—some contemporary, some past, some local, some not. Just like a movie in the park program, this series brings people together to enjoy a collective experience while taking advantage of and considering the many possibilities of their city’s urban plan.
Curated by Academy Records
Organized by Charlotte Street Curator-In-Residence Jamilee Polson Lacy