Rosa Barba: Printed Cinema

Rosa Barba: Printed Cinema Launch @ Light Industry

Rosa Barba: Printed Cinema Launch Event on March 29th, 2022, 7 pm @ Light Industry

A launch event for Rosa Barba’s Printed Cinema, a collection of publications that the artist has, since 2004, printed alongside her film projects, creating a supplementary literature, sourced from film stills, text, and photographs and including research material and unused filmic fragments. Rosa Barba will join Thomas Beard and Ed Halter from Light Industry to discuss Printed Cinema alongside a screening of selections from related films.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 7 pm
Light Industry, 155 Freeman Street, Brooklyn
FREE
Seating is limited. First-come, first-served. Box office opens at 6:30 pm


Duets 8: William Olander—Julie Ault & David Deitcher in Conversation

Edited by Barbara Schroeder, Karen Kelly, and Kyle Croft. Published by Visual AIDS, New York, in 2021


Duets 7: Frederick Weston & Samuel R. Delaney in Conversation

Edited by Barbara Schroeder, Karen Kelly, and Kyle Croft. Published by Visual AIDS, New York, in 2021


Rosa Barba: Printed Cinema

Rosa Barba: Printed Cinema

Rosa Barba: Printed Cinema

Rosa Barba: Printed Cinema

Archival Box Set Edition with 22 issues published since 2004, includes subscription for future volumes

Edition of 200 plus AP. Signed and numbered
Release date: September 2021
$700

Please contact us if interested.

German Italian artist Rosa Barba has, since 2004, regularly published Printed Cinema, a kind of readable and portable film, to express and dismantle the cinematic organism. The series, which won the 2006 Artist Book Award at the Ontario Association of Art Galleries, is printed alongside Barba’s film projects, creating a supplementary literature, sourced from film stills, text, and photographs and including research material and unused filmic fragments. Each issue is published on the occasion of an exhibition, where it is distributed for free for the limited time of the show.

Addressing key tendencies in Barba’s work, questioning how we occupy space by investigating crisis through an unusual treatment of time and language, the issues are intended not as companions to Barba’s installations but rather as extended and free-form experiments in word and image that can be encountered alongside cinematic experiences or stand on their own. The filmic projection is translated onto paper and confronted with its conditions—its materiality and temporality—reshaping the text and image fragments from the moving image into stillness. The shift in medium from projection to print emphasizes the difference of such experiences of image and text, exposing their relationships, overlaps, and hierarchies. Alongside Barba’s film installations, sculptures, and text-based wall works, these publications further her inquiries into the ambiguous nature of reality, memory, and landscape while probing the precarious relationships between historical record, personal anecdote, and fictional narrative. The publication series records Barba’s continuous critical engagement with the material and sociopolitical conditions of the cinematic apparatus in a contemporary environment dominated by visual information. By means of translation, layering, and fragmentation, the publications reveal structuring principles of how visual information and the moving image specifically become a means of knowledge production, organizing the social and geographical dimensions of the spaces we inhabit. Drawing on a conception of space and language that is equally shaped by cultural, scientific, geological, and geographical transformations, Printed Cinema expands those dimensions that project the possibility of activating a collective subconscious—an artistic method to release and reach into the oscillating environments of the works they accompany. Based on actual, present phenomena—contested places and precarious social transformations, such as those in Peru or at the border zone of Cyprus and Turkey—the series reflects and documents recurring themes in Barba’s artistic research and methodology in order to open doors into new and unpredictable spaces.

The artist explains, “The publication project Printed Cinema continues my audiovisual work as a personal reflection on the essence of the cinematographic: images are merely articulated in the space in between images. Gaps, ellipses, dialectics between images—essentially modernist notions—are essential in that respect. In Printed Cinema, this is expressed in the editing principle, as well as in the oppositions between film and printing, between text and image. The specific distribution method, of course, extends the project into a wide range of cultural and social contexts. In this way, Printed Cinema challenges the outer edges of the artist’s book. Mechanisms proper to the film medium find their translation in a different context.”

This collection brings all issues of Printed Cinema together in a handsome archival and expandable case. The purchase of the edition comes with an ongoing subscription to future issues. (The first ten issues were published in 2008 as a box set by the Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Koenig and quickly sold out.)


Jeanine Oleson: Conduct Matters

Jeanine Oleson, Conduct Matters, 2020

Poster on 100 lb. French paper, 12 x 18 inches with two folds
Available with or without metallic accents $65, including the book
Produced with 10 Grand Press

Contact 10 Grand Press for more information


Patty Chang: List of Invocations

Patty Chang: List of Invocations

Patty Chang: List of Invocations

Patty Chang, List of Invocations, 2017

Letterpress
Image Size: 17 ½ x 12 inches
Paper Size: 17 ½ x 12 inches
Edition of 50
Published by 10 Grand Press

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Leidy Churchman: Emergency

Leidy Churchman: Emergency

Leidy Churchman: Emergency

Leidy Churchman: Emergency

From the series Emergency, 2013
Monotype with silkscreen
Image Size: 15 ¾ x 20 inches
Paper Size: 22 ¼ x 26 ½ inches
Series of 6
Printed by 10 Grand Press, Brooklyn

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Charlotte Posenenske: Work in Progress

Charlotte Posenenske: Work in Progress

Edited by Jessica Morgan and Alexis Lowry. Published by Dia Art Foundation, New York, in 2019. Project Managers: Karen Kelly and Barbara Schroeder


Dispatch: Carnegie International 2018

Dispatch: CI57-2018

Edited by Ingrid Schaffner with Liz Park. Published by Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, in 2019. Editorial Management: Karen Kelly and Barbara Schroeder


Zoe Leonard: Survey

Zoe Leonard: Survey

Edited by Lynne Cooke, Karen Kelly, and Barbara Schroeder. Published by Dia Art Foundation, New York, in 2010