Rosa Barba, Perceptual Response to Sound and Light, 2013, installation view from exterior

Rosa Barba at the Locker Plant

Chinati’s artist in residence Rosa Barba (b. 1972, Italy) is a Berlin-based visual artist.  Barba’s work is largely concerned with the situation of cinema — namely the physical characteristics of celluloid, light, projector, and sound. Her work takes a sculptural approach to film, often disassembling the elements to create entirely new forms.

Barba recently presented her work Subconscious Society – Live at New York’s Anthology Film Archive as part of the annual performance art festival Performa 13. Her work has also been exhibited at the Saint Louis Contemporary Art Museum (2012), Jeu de Paume, Paris (2012), Tate Modern, London (2010), and the Venice Biennale (2009).

There will be an opening and reception for the artist on Sunday, December 29, 2013, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the Locker Plant in downtown Marfa.