Join CAMH for the third iteration of 20Hertz, a new lecture series conceived around themes of musical influence in everyday life. The series asks artists, musicians, and all-around-creatives to share the music that has influenced them past and present. This week artist Anne J. Regan speaks about her love of film soundtracks and the role that they have played in informing her artwork.
In her own words: “My musical research began when I was 6 years-old with a mini-cassette recorder, a stack of VHS tapes, and a blaring television. I would endlessly rewind, record and re-record to get an audio clip or song just right and then carry the recorder with me everywhere, listening over and over. My first obsession was Bowie in Labyrinth which was closely followed by an all-out love affair with Prince's Purple Rain. Soundtracks became my vehicle for a lifelong exploration of the harmony between music and the visual. In my talk, I'll share details of my most influential discoveries and will go through my favorite soundtracks, charting a lineage from the beginning of my life with music up to now.”
About the artist
Anne J. Regan holds an MFA in Painting and Drawing from University of Houston. She has exhibited in San Francisco, Houston, New Orleans, San Antonio, Austin, and New York. She recently participated in the Lawndale Studio Artist Residency program in Houston and was included in The Idea Fund 2012 project with MASS Gallery in Austin, TX. She currently has work in the 2013 Texas Biennial at the Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum in San Antonio and has a new piece at The Brandon Contemporary in Houston. She lives and works in Houston, TX.