Visual Arts Center features ‘Disco Desert’ art video

Sarah Lawson

“Disco Desert,” a Visual Arts Center exhibit that debuted Friday, was a product of a road trip to Presidio, Texas. The Austin Video Bee, a five-person women’s art group, was responsible for the finished product. On the way there, the five creators snapped photos and recorded sounds to capture the true landscape of the surrounding area.

In Presidio, the group created a temporary shelter in order to fully immerse themselves in their surroundings. At the end of the trip, the five-person collective compiled all of their snapshots and recordings to create the final exhibit.

The Austin Video Bee was first established in 2007 to function as a peer critique and support group for women with video-based artistic interests. Inspired by the idea of a quilting bee, which uses patchworks from all members to form a finished product, the founders of AVB now allow individual pieces into their collection as well.

Once the sun set, the show commenced and lasted roughly two hours. The show was free and open to the public. For more information about art events, visit