Filmmaker and video artist Leighton Pierce will produce a major, immersive multi-channel video installation titled “The Threshold of Peripheral Induction” on view at the Slusser Gallery March 26 — April 2.
On Friday, March 30th, as part of the 50th Ann Arbor Film Festival, Pierce will lead a free, public gallery walk-through and discussion of his work.
Leighton Pierce uses film, video, and sound to create experiences in transformative time. He creates multi-channel site-specific installations as well as single channel works. His award-winning short films and videos have been exhibited in major art museums and film festivals throughout the world including The Sundance Film Festival, The Whitney Biennial , The San Francisco, New York, and Rotterdam Film Festivals. He has had numerous retrospectives at venues such as, Lincoln Center, The Cinémathèque française, Festival Nemo, and Pompidou Center in Paris, and at The Lisboa Bienal of Contemporary Art. Pierce’s multi-channel video installations have been shown at The Exploratorium in San Francisco, Museé d’art contemporaine in Montréal, Boudin College Art Museum, The Sheldon Art Museum and LaViolaBank gallery in NY. Pierce has received numerous fellowships including from the Rockefeller Foundation, The Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, Creative Capital Foundation, and The Camargo Foundation. He is currently Chairperson of the Film/Video Department at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.