[Submission for the Dallas VideoFest "Texture of Dallas" Competition] (2010), video, 4 min.

The competition asked artists to show the "texture of Dallas" (Texas) and required a 4-min. piece shot on a handheld mobile device. My entry (shot in one evening on a borrowed phone) proposed a tale of two textures. The city promotes itself as a convention destination in order to increase "hospitality" revenues. Decker Jail is housed in an old hotel located just across I-35E from the W Hotel, one of the newest and most luxurious hotels in Dallas. The two buildings present architectural textures that both reveal and conceal and through which various meanings are literally and figuratively signalled. One of ten entries selected for screening at the 2010 Dallas VideoFest.



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