Luis Hector Valdovino and Dan Boord
Dan Boord and Luis Valdovino have been working in collaboration on video art works for twenty-five years. Their projects have been emotionally and intellectually involved, either directly or indirectly, with autobiographical experiences involving how individuals fit within a larger culture. Their collaborations are distinguished by their interest in the experience of everyday life. Seen from their perspective, everyday experience has a form and character, which often seems to fall outside the application of logic. Certain aspects of social and cultural meaning appear to defy reasoning or systematic attempts to unify that experience into something comprehensible. This situation is, as they see it, their backyard, the place where their poetic ideas and the ethos of their videos reside. They attempt to work out a way of expressing, in video, what it feels to be alive in this time and place.
Dan Boord is a professor in the Film Studies Program and Luis Valdovino is a Professor in the Art & Art History Department at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Selected exhibitions venues include: The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain, Centro Nacional de Las Artes, Mexico City, Mexico; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile, Toronto Film Festival, Toronto, Canada, The Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England, Robert Flaherty Film Seminar and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Holland.
Dan Boord and Luis Valdovino have been members of Artnauts since 1996.