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Published on Feb 8, 2011
During her fall 2010 residency at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, New York artist Xaviera Simmons met visitors and worked with Duke faculty and students. Her work was commissioned by the Nasher Museum for The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl. For her Thundersnow Road, NC project, Simmons created photographs of the North Carolina landscape and solicited musical responses from musicians such as Mac McCaughan of Superchunk, Tunde Adebimpe of TV on the Radio and Jim James of My Morning Jacket. The original songs were pressed onto a 12-inch record that is the soundtrack for her photographic installation, on view in The Record, through February 6, 2011. For more information, please visit www.nasher.duke.edu/therecord.
Simmons' residency was made possible by a Visiting Artist Grant from the Council for the Arts, Office of the Provost, Duke University.
Nasher Museum exhibitions and programs are generously supported by the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, Mary D.B.T. Semans and the late James H. Semans, the late Frank E. Hanscom III, The Duke Endowment, the Nancy Hanks Endowment, the James Hustead Semans Memorial Fund, the K. Brantley and Maxine E. Watson Endowment Fund, the Neely Family Fund, the Janine and J. Tomilson Hill Family Fund, the Marilyn M. Arthur Fund, the E. T. Rollins, Jr. and Frances P. Rollins Fund, the Victor and Lenore Behar Endowment Fund, the George W. and Viola Mitchell Fearnside Endowment Fund, the Sarah Schroth Fund, the Margaret Elizabeth Collett Fund, the Nasher Museum of Art General Endowment, the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost, Duke University, and the Friends of the Nasher Museum of Art.
Video directed produced and edited by: David Colagiovanni