Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Stephanie Barber in Artforum

Artforum has a write-up of Stephanie Barber's work:
THOUGH EXTREMELY VARIED, the films of Stephanie Barber engage universal themes—time, death, memory, forgetting, frustration. Barber’s films also consider the impossibility of directly engaging these same themes in a media-saturated culture in which our deepest emotional reserves have been tapped by marketing and advertising.

Even in her films with characters, she avoids facial expressions, bodily gestures, the intonation of a human voice, and the graphic expressivity of handwriting. In a way, Barber is a modernist artist fashioning, from the detritus of mass culture, appealing and opaque documents that speak to our emotional lives in a mechanized, distant, even cold manner.

[Read more.]
Barber's book and DVD, these here separated, is available now for pre-order, for $14.

1 comment:

Justin Sirois said...

Proud. Very, very.

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