Terry Allen: Dugout II (Hold on to the House)

Main Gallery Feb 28–May 15, 2004

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Terry Allen: Dugout II (Hold on to the House)
Feb 28–May 15, 2004





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Terry Allen: Dugout II (Hold on to the House), 2004, Installation view

Dugout II (Hold on to the House), the most recent episode in an ongoing epic by artist, musician, and playwright, Terry Allen, is a love story set in 1950s America that investigates the invention of memory through sculpture, music, film, and theater. Allen describes Dugout II as ”an audio/visual investigation into the end of the world, how memory blows up and changes everything, and how atomic monsters take over the earth…a kind of Supernatural-Jazz-History-Ghost-Blood-Fiction.” The exhibition at the Santa Monica Museum of Art was presented as art of a larger, multimedia, collaborative project, Dugout, which included a complementary exhibition at L.A. Louver Gallery, a performance at L.A. Theatre Works, and a lecture at The LACMA Institute for Art and Cultures.