The Chinati Foundation is excited to partner with multidisciplinary artist Rob Mazurek and Marfa Book Company’s Tim Johnson on Desert Encrypts: Vol. II. On Sunday, July 28, 2019, Chinati will host a sound-light performance by Berlin-based visual artist and filmmaker, Rosa Barba, and percussionist, Chad Taylor, at the Arena. Doors open at 8:30pm, performance begins at 9pm. This event is free and everyone is welcome. Please join us!
Rosa Barba is a Berlin-based German-Italian visual artist and filmmaker. Barba is known for using the medium of film and its materiality to create cinematic film installations, sculptures and publications. She is part of a group of artists that address the importance of film and analog technology in the digital age along with other contemporary practitioners such as Matthew Buckingham, Tacita Dean, Luke Fowler, and Ben Rivers. Barba has previously collaborated with Chad Taylor on Hear, There, Where the Echoes Are (2016), a sound-and-light installation in synch with the rhythm of Taylor’s drumbeat melody.
Chad Taylor has been redefining the way drums can be approached for over twenty years. The Wire remarks that Taylor’s “deftness, imagination and formidable technical skill make his playing a joy to listen to.” All About Jazz describes his latest solo recording, Myths and Morals, as “a lively dialogue with the vibrant sounds of the world. The music acknowledges the masters that have been here before while searching for new sounds in a language that is both personal and universal.”
Chinati’seducational and public programming is supported with generous grants from the Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, The Brown Foundation, The Cowles Charitable Trust, Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation, The Hearst Foundations, Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation, City of Marfa, Permian Basin Area Foundation, Rosenthal Family Foundation, Warren Skaaren Charitable Trust, Tillapaugh Public History Fund of Permian Basin Area Foundation, and Susan Vaughan Foundation.