Oklahoma Contemporary
Aerial view of the a silver building with a city skyline in the background

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April 08, 2020

VIDEO: Oklahoma Contemporary "Slow TV"

Timelapse drone footage of our new home in downtown Oklahoma City
A close-up view of an aluminum facade on a silver building building
The recycled aluminum fins encasing the new Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center reflect the ever-changing Oklahoma sky.

The world is moving pretty fast lately. With news surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak changing by the minute, we thought you could use a breather. That's why we're bringing you the ultimate in "Slow TV" — an hourlong timelapse video of our new home at NW 11th and Broadway in downtown Oklahoma City.

Popularized by the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation in the early 2000s, Slow TV (Norwegian: Sakte-TV) describes meditative, long-form visual programming prizing patience over payoff. The form has a longer history in the art world, including Andy Warhol's avant-garde art film Sleep (1963), as well as Jørgen Leth’s 1981 film of the artist eating a hamburger.

In this tradition, Oklahoma Contemporary is bringing you timelapse drone footage of our new home, depicting a day in the life of our new state-of-the-art building designed by Rand Elliot Architects and built by Smith and Pickel Construction. Tune in, zone out or just let it play in the background while you get some work done.

Remember: It's OK to slow down.

Photo: Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center building detail by Rand Elliot. 

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Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Phone: 405 951 0000
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Oklahoma Contemporary
P.O. Box 3062
Oklahoma City, OK 73101

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