June 28, 2016 | Blanton Museum of Art
August 20 – December 23, 2004
The Blanton joins Cinematexas in presenting Roz (2004) a work by prominent video artist Burt Barr. Compelling and emotionally fraught, Roz depicts a beautiful young woman (the performer Roz LeBlanc) standing in the shower, water pouring over her head and shoulders. The woman opens her mouth and begins to sing. Instead of her own voice, however, we hear the deep, resonant voice of veteran soul singer Otis Clay. Over the course of the next several minutes, the woman lip-synchs the lyrics to Clay’s recording of the tragic ballad “The Banks of the Ohio,” which tells the tale of a man who murdered the woman he loved.