Mon Feb 24, doors 7pm, admission $6, artist in person.
Microscope Gallery us very happy to welcome artist and writer Stephanie
Barber, in town from Baltimore, for a night of live, improvisational
"cinema performance". The event marks the first New York performance of the
artist's ongoing project "Looking/Talking". In this work, Barber armed with
her video camera records a live feed of herself looking through photographs
and other images and responding to the spontaneous memories through stories
and poetics, inquiry and silence, sorrow and jokes. The work is related to
the artist's current project with Bonnie Jones called "New Collaboration in
Translation and Aliveness" as well as readings she has given for her book
"Night Moves", all of which are spoken improvisations.
"Some years ago I was inspired by David Antin's talk poems and have wanted
to push myself to this scary space of unpremeditated improvisation. I am
using the photographs and my lifelong obsession with photographs (both as
an art object and a memorial alembic) as a diving off point for my words
and silences." -SB
Stephanie Barber is an American writer and artist. She has created a
poetic, conceptual and philosophical body of work in a variety of media.
Many of her videos are concerned with the content, musicality and
experiential qualities of language. Last year, Barber completed her first
feature length narrative film DAREDEVILS. Barber's films and videos have
has been screened nationally and internationally in solo and group shows at
MoMA, NY; The Tate Modern, London; The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY;
The Paris Cinematheque; The Walker Art Center, MN; MOCA Los Angeles, The
Wexner Center for Art, OH, among other galleries, museums and festivals.
Her videos are distributed by The Video Data Bank, Chicago and her films by
Canyon Cinema. Barber's essays, stories and poems are widely published in
print and online. Her books these here separated to see how they standing
alone and Night Moves were published by Publishing Genius Press in 2010 and
more info: www.microscopegallery.com'
4 Charles Place (at Myrtle btw Bushwick & Evergreen Aves)
Brooklyn, NY 11221
Nearest Subway - J/M/Z Myrtle/Broadway stop (3-5 min walk)
Other options include L Morgan Ave or Jefferson Street (12 min walk)
G to Broadway and walk a block to J Lorimer, then exit at Myrtle/Broadway.
L to Wyckoff and take M (towards the city) to Myrtle/Broadway.
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