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The language of cinema and the space that art makes

Program by Judith Barry


Unfortunately the screening has to be cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

The program shows a selection of media works by artist and writer Judith Barry, including early single-channel video projects such as Casual Shopper (1981), Space Invaders (1982), and Death Valley ’69 (1986) alongside a selection of her multi-channel film and video installations, including The Work of the Forest (1992), Consigned to Border: the terror and possibilities in the things not seen (1997), Channeling Spain (2010), and All the light that’s our to see (2020).

In her practice, she often explores various types of spatial conditions that viewers can experience as they engage with her work and parse its meaning. She has a research-based practice where both the form and the content of each project proceed from a set of evolving questions. Hence, she does not have a signature style. Trained in a number of disciplines, her work also draws upon elements from cinema studies / continental philosphy, architecture / exhibition design, performance art / dance, sculpture, photography, and digital media.



Presentation and screening of selected works including:

Casual Shopper, 1981, 28 Min
Space Invaders, 1982, 5 Min
Death Valley ’69, 1986, 5 Min

Followed by a conversation of the artist and Constanze Ruhm (Videocall)

Judith Barry has exhibited internationally at such venues as the Berlin Biennale, Venice Biennale(s) of Art/Architecture, Sao Paolo Biennial, Whitney Biennial, and Documenta, among many others. A twelve-installation survey of her work, Judith Barry: body without limits, toured in Spain and Portugal between 2008 and 2010. Current exhibitions include Style Congo. Heritage & Heresy, CIVA, Brussels and Topologies of the Real, Techne Shenzhen 2023, Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Art and Urban Planning. Public Fantasy, a collection of Barryʼs essays, was published by the ICA in London, 1991.

Constanze Ruhm is an artist, filmmaker, author, and curator. Since 2006 she has been professor for art and media at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Program note: On Thursday, June 1, 2023, 6.30 pm on the invitation of Helmut Draxler a talk by Judith Barry will take place at the University of Applied Arts Vienna as part of the conference The Practice of Criticism (concept by Helmut Draxler and Hannes Loichinger): Angewandte, seminar room 07, 1. OG, Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna

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