As part of Dallas VideoFest 27, Expanded Cinema III is a program of video art works wrapping the exterior of the Omni Dallas Hotel, with audio simulcast by 91.7 KXT.
‘Mirage’ Texas is a place of mythical proportions that has served many cultures as catalysts for their imagination of the ultimate freedom or alternatively also chaos. The same is true for the city of Dallas. Whether it is because of the TV show Dallas, or because its role in the assassination of John F. Kennedy Jr., there is a layer of our own projections that wraps itself over the city’s architecture like a mirage.
When night falls, the city turns on its lights and becomes a more magical and fantastical version of itself. The Omni Hotel façade in particular feeds our imagination with its wrap around screen of lights. The participating artists in ‘Mirage’ use the Omni Hotel façade to create a window into this imagined or fantastical version of the city and all its stands for, for one night.
The designated spot to watch the show will be the base of Reunion Tower, where the soundtrack will be broadcast by KXT at 8 pm