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Video art mixing memories of two generations debuts Friday in St. Louis

A new experimental documentary provides a snapshot of what it was like to grow up in north St. Louis in the 1970s.

The project began when artist William Morris discovered in the basement of his family home 30 rolls of Super 8 movies, shot by his mother, Annie Morris. He paired them with original and existing music as well as audio interviews of her talking about growing up in a Mississippi sharecropping family in the 1930s and 40s.
The video called, "Immediacy of Distance," compares their very different experiences. It shows for the first time Friday night at Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington Blvd., and will be on display through May 21.

In thisCut & Paste arts and culture podcast from July 2015, Morris talks about the inspiration for the project and the process of putting it together.

Here’s a short trailer of Morris' project;

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Nancy is a veteran journalist whose career spans television, radio, print and online media. Her passions include the arts and social justice, and she particularly delights in the stories of people living and working in that intersection.

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