Rosa Barba’s exhibition “Time as Perspective – Chapter 2” at Bergen Kunsthall has been very well received by both press and public. On the last day of the exhibition we invite the public to a lecture by the artist herself and at the same time we are marking the publication of the book Time as Perspective.
Rosa Barba will give a lecture about her own work and her very extensive production of film and installation art since the beginning of the 2000s. Rosa Barba’s films deal with time, not only as progressive linear motion but also as something that unfolds in layers of depth. In the artist’s words: “Time intervals stacked one over another in a kind of geological ‘deep time’ form the basis for much of my thinking about the film medium.” As such, the film becomes an imprint of the depth of time, where one can see or sense a spatial structure inward into the story, with all its strata and transformations.
“Time as perspective” is also a governing principle in the relationship between the two exhibition chapters in Zürich and Bergen. The exhibition is repositioned with a new ‘perspective’ in each of the chapters, with a point of departure in the different architecture of the institutions. Some works are shown in both places, while others have been added or taken out from one ver- sion to another. A few architectural adjustments to the exhibition space are repeated in both versions—but in different ways. Other works undergo a more specific evolution over time in the course of the two chapters.
The book with the same title as the exhibition, Time as Perspective, is published by Hatje Cantz in collaboration with Bergen Kunsthall and Kunsthaus Zürich. In the book the two exhibition chapters are presented in their full breadth, as well as several related exhibition projects. The book features an interview with the artist written by the curators Solveig Øvstebø and Mirjam Varadinis, and texts by Laurie Anderson, Harun Farocki, Giovanni Ricciardi and Ingrid Wiener.
Rosa Barba (b.1972) was born in Italy. She lives and works in Berlin. The exhibition has been produced in collaboration with Kunsthaus Zürich and consists of two chapters. After a prologue at Jeu de Paume in Paris (May 2012), “Chapter 1” was shown in Zürich (6 June — 9 September 2012), curated by Mirjam Varadinis. “Chapter 2” at Bergen Kunsthall is curated by Solveig Øvstebø.
Plattform is Bergen Kunsthall’s lecture series. Supported by Fritt Ord.