• 2014 Groundhog Day Benefit Concert
  • About the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Aggie Zed: Keeper’s Keep
  • Ahead of the Wrecking Ball: A film on Ronald Ramsey
  • Art, Life & Politics: Shepard Fairey in Conversation with Mark Sloan
  • Awaken the Wall – Shepard Fairey Paints Murals in Charleston
  • Black Boiled Coffee & the Cacophony of Frogs – Evon Streetman
  • Bloodline
  • Bob Trotman: Business As Usual
  • Creature Comforts – Volker Seding
  • Diary of Dust: A Film on the Work of Jumaadi
  • Don ZanFagna: INFRA/ULTRA
  • Doug Beube: Re-Breaking the Codex
  • EMMETT STILL: A Short Film by Fahamu Pecou
  • Erwin Redl ART AS SYSTEM
  • Erwin Redl: Cubes (3×16)
  • Hunter’s Paradise Found – Kevin Kelly
  • I Can Heal
  • If Wishes Were Rivers – Jerome Meadows
  • Jiha Moon: Double Welcome, Most Everyone’s Mad Here
  • Joseph Burwell and Herb Parker
  • Jumaadi: forgive me not to miss you not
  • Labyrinth – Motoi Yamamoto
  • Leslie Wayne: Recent Work
  • Lonnie Holley at Eddie’s Attic
  • Memory Speaks – Tiebena Dagnogo
  • MiniMusuem – Richard McMahan
  • Moon v 11-11-11
  • Mr. Bonetangles performs at the Groundhog Day Benefit Concert
  • Paper, Wood, Rope etc. – E.H. Sorrells-Adewale
  • Patricia Boinest Potter: Patterns of Place
  • Pentagram of Loss – Pinky/MM Bass & Renee’ Cheveallier
  • Pulse Dome Project Slide Montage
  • Return to the Sea: Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto
  • Return to the Sea: Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto (Dismantling Ceremony)
  • Return to the Sea: Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto (Making of)
  • Riccarda de Eccher: Montagna
  • Set in Stone: Zen Garden Installation by Long-Bin Chen
  • Shadow Puppet Performance
  • Shepard Fairey by Brett Novak
  • Something to Take My Place: The Art of Lonnie Holley
  • State of the Arts
  • That’s Show Biz!
  • The Paternal Suit: Heirlooms from the F. Scott Hess Family Foundation
  • White Days Unswallowed – Bob Ray
  • Work V. Work N. – Aldwyth
  • That’s Show Biz!

    That’s Show Biz! from Halsey Institute on Vimeo.

    Newly commissioned by the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, That’s Show Biz! is a short film based on a diary kept by Betty Huber. Depicting her life in show business as a circus performer, the diary recounts Betty’s fascinating life through charming, detailed illustrations, rather than words.

    Betty’s daughter Fritzi Huber showed Halsey Institute Director Mark Sloan the diary, knowing his longstanding interest in the circus (he authored the book Wild, Weird, and Wonderful: The American Circus 1901-1927, as Seen by Photographer F. W. Glasier). Desiring to help the already captivating drawings come to life, Sloan worked with longtime collaborators Dave Stewart Brown and Nathan Koci to produce a video fly-through of the diary. In this video, Betty Huber cartwheels, swings on the trapeze, and soars through the air once more.

    “In 1989 my mother was diagnosed with cancer. By 1990 she was given three months to live, but she stayed with us for another seventeen years, cancer free. However, this diagnosis set her to the task of telling her story, the story of Betty Huber, aka Betty Patrick, Parroff, Scheutz, Betty of the Sensational Kays, all in the pages of a tattered diary.”

    -Fritzi Huber

    This video was commissioned by the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston School of the Arts in South Carolina. The images from Betty Huber’s diary That’s Show Biz! were supplemented by photographs from the Huber family album with images of Betty Huber and others in her orbit.

    Executive Producer: Mark Sloan

    Director and Producer: Dave Stewart Brown

    Animator: Andrew Campbell

    Digital capture: Rick Rhodes

    Original soundtrack: “Prospect Waltz”

    Composed and performed by Nathan Koci

    Community Partners 2017