Austin

Parched for Dialogue

Visually Alluring THIRST Comes Up Dry in Bid to Raise Awareness EDITOR'S NOTE: Since this story went to press, the THIRST tree has been severely damaged by flo...

Upgrading the Bard

Leave it to Austin’s maverick troupe, the Rude Mechs, to tackle Shakespeare’s “problem plays.” Even the Bard’s esteemed canon contains a few duds, and in the new bi-annual series, Fixing Shakespeare, the Rude Mechs attempt to slice and dice these plays into more contemporary, and perhaps more palatable, shows. ...
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Invariant Interval

Invariant Interval is a mesmerizing new installation at UT’s Visual Arts Center (VAC) that challenges viewers to observe three-dimensional art in a relativistic context that includes the invisible but ever-present dimension of time....

The Head

While the audience found their seats and engaged in casual pre-show conversation, an enormous decaying head with luminous eyes gazed at them from the stage like a contemporary Olmec. ...

Art Show/Model Show

Perhaps it's the white-walled museum, cult of authorship, or the sublime reverence that we ascribe to art that often justifies its exemption from a serious inte...