Frame of Mind, a co-production of KERA’s Art&Seek and the Video Association of Dallas, is back for the summer with rebroadcasts of some the best films from the past season.
The series features the best of the best of homegrown talent and introduces viewers to documentaries, films and video shorts created and produced by Texans.
This week’s episode is “Short Films on Art from the Walleys” and was created by husband-and-wife duo, Mark and Angela Walley. The episode takes us on a stroll through Austin with performance artist Jimmy Kuehnle. Go into the wilderness with sound specialist Justin Boyd as he records the sounds often dismissed. And take a trip to a museum to follow the installation of Soo Sunny Park’s art exhibition at Rice Gallery. The Walleys give us a behind-the-scenes perspective we hardly get to see when viewing the Texas art scene.
The San Antonio filmmakers grew up together and shared the common interest of film and art, which eventually led to the creation of Walley Films.
“We married on February 14th, 2010, and thought that was a perfect time to establish Walley Films,” Angela Walley said in a conversation with Art&Seek.
The pair’s production company and independent film studio has been featured in “National Geographic,” “The Atlantic,” NPR’s Picture Show, Roger Ebert’s Journal, Colossal, and Vimeo Staff Picks. Check out one of their videos below:
Elderly Animals: Photographs by Isa Leshko from Walley Films on Vimeo.
Preview this week’s ‘Frame of Mind’ episode
This week’s episode features several short films by the Walleys. In the film below, the Walleys follow Gaia, a Baltimore-based street artist, as he creates his installation MARSHLAND at Rice University Art Gallery.
Gaia: MARSHLAND from Walley Films on Vimeo.