Rosa Barba
Perpetual Response to Sound and Light
16-mm film transferred to video, b/w, sound, 2:20 min.,
and gelatin silver print
Edition of 50
Benefit Edition for Upper Level Members


Rosa Barba has created a limited edition for Chinati members featuring a black-and-white 16-mm film transferred to video and a gelatin silver print. Both the video and the print depict scenes around Chinati and Marfa—including the ruin of the former D.A. Russell hospital that later became Robert Irwin’s untitled (dawn to dusk) and the former fort swimming pool—that Barba recorded while she was an artist in residence in 2013. The video (encoded on a USB stick) and print are available in an edition of 50.

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Rosa Barba is an artist and filmmaker who balances conceptualism with a distinctly personal vision in her work. She merges film, sculpture, installation, live performance, text, and publications that are grounded in the conceptual qualities of cinema. Her work has been exhibited at institutions and biennials worldwide. Barba studied at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne and completed her PhD at the Malmö Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts, Lund University in 2018. She has been a visiting professor at MIT in Cambridge and holds a professorship in Fine Arts at the University of the Arts, Bremen. Her work is part of numerous public and private collections and has been widely published, most recently, in the monographic books Rosa Barba: From Source to Poem (2017; published by Hatje Cantz) and Rosa Barba: The Color Out of Space (2016; published by MIT List Visual Arts Center/Dancing Foxes).