A Tenuous Framework

Shana McCaw, Brent Budsberg, and Tate Bunker; film still from The Inhabitants, 2012-2022


JANUARY 19 - FEBRUARY 29, 2024  

Artist Talk in U. Tobe Recital Hall, Thursday, January 18 • 6-8pm

Opening Reception following in the Arts Complex

For over twenty years, Shana McCaw and Brent Budsberg have investigated perceptions of history, ancestral memory, and psychological displacement through gallery interventions, explorations of architecture, and intuitive performance. A Tenuous Framework exhibits for the first time in a gallery setting, The Inhabitants, a video installation made in collaboration with filmmaker and Florida native Tate Bunker. Improvised over a multi-year period, this hybrid project melds film with numerous artistic forms that can be experienced both independently and in relation to the film. For this exhibition, The Inhabitants will be accompanied by architectural miniatures, installations, photography, and video works that both led to and emerged out of the filmmaking process. Objects seen on the screen are simultaneously experienced firsthand in reinterpreted forms, creating uncanny associations that bring into question the relationship between reality and artifice.

Sponsored by Gene and Lee Seidler, The Wasmer Endowment, WGCU Public Media and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts

Image credit: Shana McCaw, Brent Budsberg, and Tate Bunker; film still from The Inhabitants, 2012-2022