Rosa Barba speaks with students, faculty, and other invited guests about her practice as an artist and filmmaker in this invited forum as a follow-up to her conversation at The Lab on November 19 (as part of the Experience It series).
Rosa Barba is an artist with a particular interest in film and the ways it articulates space. Taking a conceptual approach to filmmaking, questions of composition, physicality of form, and plasticity play an important role in the perception of her work. She interrogates the industry of cinema with respect to various forms of staging, such as gesture, genre, information, and documents, taking them out of the context in which they are normally seen and reshaping and representing them anew. Recent solo exhibitions include Solar Flux Readings, Palacio de Cristal, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (2017); From Source to Poem to Rhythm to Reader, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan (2017); Spacelength Thought, Secession, Vienna (2017); Elements of Conduct, Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (2017); From Source to Poem, CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, France (2016); Blind Volumes, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt (2016); and Spaces for species (and pieces), Albertinum, Dresden (2015). Barba is based in Berlin.
AfterWord is a series of intimate discussions with leading practitioners in the arts who at California College of the Arts (CCA) or another nearby institution provided a lecture or conversation in a large public arena. The intention is to offer graduate students and faculty at CCA and elsewhere a more intimate, focused engagement with guests to the Bay Area in order to delve deeper into topics touched upon the previous evening.