Published by MIT List Visual Arts Center/Dancing Foxes Press. Edited by Henriette Huldisch, Karen Kelly, Barbara Schroeder. Text by Victoria Brooks, Henriette Huldisch, Gloria Sutton.
The work of Rosa Barba (born 1972) encompasses sculpture, installation, text pieces and publications. Her film sculptures examine the physical properties of the projector, celluloid and projected light. Barba’s longer projected works are situated between experimental documentary and fictional narrative, and are indeterminately situated in the past or the future. These speculative stories probe into the relationship of historical record, personal anecdote and filmic representation. For this first survey of her work in North America, Barba premiers The Color out of Space (2015), a new film incorporating images of stars and planets collected over the last year at Hirsch Observatory at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The work expands upon Barba’s ongoing interrogation of geological time as measured against the span of a human lifetime. The exhibition includes works made over the last ten years including two of Barba’s cinematic large projections, which focus on natural landscapes and man-made interventions into the environment, as well as a group of small projector sculptures and wall works.
PUBLISHER MIT LIST VISUAL ARTS CENTER/DANCING FOXES PRESS
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 7 x 9 in. / 96 pgs / 45 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS PUB DATE 2/28/2017 Forthcoming
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE CATALOG: SPRING 2016 p. 192
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780985337797FLAT40 LIST PRICE: $24.95 CDN $29.95
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STATUS: Forthcoming | 2/28/2017
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Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Laurie Anderson, Mirjam Varadinis, Solveig Øvstebø, et al.
This publication presents the newest project of Sicilian-born, Berlin-based artist Rosa Barba (born 1972). The project revolves around a 35-millimeter film, Time as Perspective, shot in the desert landscape of Texas, which she portrays in an almost archaeological idiom.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Lynne Cooke, Elisabeth Lebovici, Raimundas Malasauskas, Francesco Manacorda.
Sicilian filmmaker Rosa Barba (born 1972) interrogates and decontextualizes the language of mainstream moviemaking through the medium of film itself and in sculptural installations. This selection of film stills, preproduction sketches and photographs illustrates Barba's preoccupation with the truth claims of mass-circulated cultural artifacts.