Video artist Anné M. Klint is collaborating with Grand Theatre Center for the Arts (the Grand) to create “Inhabit Your City: Voices of Tracy.” Klint made the Grand her home base for a full month in late 2012, talking to Tracy residents about their quality of life, in the context of Tracy’s recent housing market crash, economic depression, and development. In addition to the video interviews, she is gathering Tracyites’ writings, home movies, photographs, and other ephemera. She will combine these interviews and other collected materials with her own landscape-based conceptual videos and photographs to shape an exhibition at the Grand Galleries and various sites throughout Tracy. Klint also is creating an archive of the video recordings with Tracy citizens and producing a photo book celebrating the city and its many stories.
Anné M. Klint, a media and installation artist based in Oakland, and formerly a Tracy resident, was featured in a solo exhibition at the Grand Galleries in 2009—the first media arts exhibition presented at the Grand. She also was awarded a civic art project from the City of Tracy, which was installed in the new Tracy Transit Station in 2010. Klint has exhibited nationally and internationally.
The Grand opened in September of 2007 and is owned and operated by the City of Tracy. It operates full time with a professional presenting program on two stages, an exhibitions program in three galleries across the historic storefronts on Central Avenue, and an extensive arts education program.