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Past Deposits from a Future Yet to Come, 2024
Installation view, Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park, Austin, TX 
Photo: Kevin Todora
Past Deposits from a Future Yet to Come, 2024
Installation view, Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park, Austin, TX
Photo: Kevin Todora
Past Deposits from a Future Yet to Come, 2024
Installation view, Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park, Austin, TX 
Photo: Kevin Todora
Past Deposits from a Future Yet to Come, 2024
Installation view, Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park, Austin, TX
Photo: Kevin Todora
Past Deposits from a Future Yet to Come, 2024
Installation view, Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park, Austin, TX 
Photo: Kevin Todora
Past Deposits from a Future Yet to Come, 2024
Installation view, Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park, Austin, TX
Photo: Kevin Todora
Past Deposits from a Future Yet to Come, 2024
Installation view, Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park, Austin, TX 
Photo: Kevin Todora
Past Deposits from a Future Yet to Come, 2024
Installation view, Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park, Austin, TX
Photo: Kevin Todora
Past Deposits from a Future Yet to Come, 2024
Installation view, Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park, Austin, TX 
Photo: Kevin Todora
Past Deposits from a Future Yet to Come, 2024
Installation view, Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park, Austin, TX
Photo: Kevin Todora
Past Deposits from a Future Yet to Come, 2024
Installation view, Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park, Austin, TX 
Photo: Kevin Todora
Past Deposits from a Future Yet to Come, 2024
Installation view, Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park, Austin, TX
Photo: Kevin Todora
Past Deposits from a Future Yet to Come, 2024
Installation view, Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park, Austin, TX 
Photo: Kevin Todora
Past Deposits from a Future Yet to Come, 2024
Installation view, Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park, Austin, TX
Photo: Kevin Todora
Past Deposits from a Future Yet to Come, 2024
Installation view, Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park, Austin, TX
Photo: Kevin Todora
Past Deposits from a Future Yet to Come, 2024
Installation view, Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park, Austin, TX
Photo: Kevin Todora
Past Deposits from a Future Yet to Come, 2024 
Opening event, Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park, Austin, TX
Photo: Sandy Carson
Past Deposits from a Future Yet to Come, 2024
Opening event, Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park, Austin, TX
Photo: Sandy Carson
Past Deposits from a Future Yet to Come, 2024 
Opening event, Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park, Austin, TX
Photo: Sandy Carson
Past Deposits from a Future Yet to Come, 2024
Opening event, Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park, Austin, TX
Photo: Sandy Carson
Past Deposits from a Future Yet to Come, 2024 
Opening event, Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park, Austin, TX
Photo: Sandy Carson
Past Deposits from a Future Yet to Come, 2024
Opening event, Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park, Austin, TX
Photo: Sandy Carson
Past Deposits from a Future Yet to Come, 2024 
Opening event, Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park, Austin, TX
Photo: Sandy Carson
Past Deposits from a Future Yet to Come, 2024
Opening event, Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park, Austin, TX
Photo: Sandy Carson
Past Deposits from a Future Yet to Come, 2024 
Opening event, Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park, Austin, TX
Photo: Sandy Carson
Past Deposits from a Future Yet to Come, 2024
Opening event, Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park, Austin, TX
Photo: Sandy Carson
Past Deposits from a Future Yet to Come, 2024 
Opening event, Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park, Austin, TX
Photo: Sandy Carson
Past Deposits from a Future Yet to Come, 2024
Opening event, Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park, Austin, TX
Photo: Sandy Carson
Production still, Past Deposits from a Future Yet to Come, 2024.
Courtesy of the artists.
Production still, Past Deposits from a Future Yet to Come, 2024.
Courtesy of the artists.
Waterloo Park, Inaugural Opening Day, 2021
Photo: Lauren Slusher
Waterloo Park, Inaugural Opening Day, 2021
Photo: Lauren Slusher

Past Deposits from a Future Yet to Come, 2024

Permanent public video installation with sound,
Moody Amphitheater, Waterloo Park, Austin
duration: 27 min, loop,
dimensions video projection: 16 x 120 feet
Commissioned by Waterloo Greenway

Synopsis

Buttons, plates, marbles, bottles, coins, bullets, keys and other historic artifacts are suspended in a rhythmic free fall, a choreographed parade, in Hubbard / Birchler’s video art installation, commissioned by Waterloo Greenway for the Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park, in Austin.

The artifacts in Past Deposits date from the late nineteenth to mid twentieth centuries and were discovered by archaeologists on the site of what is now Waterloo Park and Waller Creek in Austin, Texas. Hubbard / Birchler spent more than a year studying the artifacts and have rendered these small, domestic objects into incredibly detailed, monumentally scaled image projections. Histories are revivified through the array of artifacts, each touched by human hands, that were washed downstream or buried under layers of earth during the floods that swept through the area time and time again. Taking the state of being washed away as a point of departure, Hubbard / Birchler have re-organized the artifacts into non-hierarchical groupings and choreographed them into a continuous flow, adrift in a current or stream.

Hubbard / Birchler worked with composer Alex Weston to create an accompanying score. Past Deposits will be shown nightly at Waterloo Park for five years, except evenings when a ticketed concert or other special event is taking place. The schedule of screenings can be found below.

Additional Information

Credits

Lead support
provided by Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation, Suzanne Deal Booth, and the Still Water Foundation.

Major support
provided by Charles Attal, Deborah Dupré, Jeanne and Mickey Klein, Kathleen Irvin Loughlin and Chris Loughlin, Susan Marcus, Chris Mattsson, Lauren and Tom Moorman, Lora Reynolds and Colin Doyle, Susan Vaughan Foundation, and Gail and Rodney Susholtz. Support provided by Caroline and Brian Haley, Elizabeth and Rob Rogers, and the Wolff Family Foundation.

Additional support
provided by Rosemary and Russell Douglass.

Special Thanks
Skye Ashbrook, Adam Cicero, Rachel Feit, Brad Jones, Bill Haddad, Graham Reynolds, MacKenzie Stevens, Marybeth S. Tomka, and Alex Weston Waterloo Greenway Staff

Grateful Acknowledgement for Research Support
College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Austin and Texas Archeological Research Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin