Previously at the ICA - Films
25 May 2012 – 27 May 2012
Subconscious Society features a range of films made between 1985 and 2008 that suggest the existence of different worlds and parallel realities, often beginning in what are familiar settings before reaching out into strange and imagined territories, bringing about notions of the future or of life elsewhere.
Leslie Thornton, Peggy and Fred in Hell: The Prologue, 1985, 16mm, 19 min 40 sec
Ingrid Wiener, Northwestpassage, 1988, DVD, 10 min
Jordan Lavi Quellman, The Deteriorationists, 2012, HD .mov, 13 min
Liza Bear, Earthglow, 1983, video, 8 min
Ben Rivers, Origin of the Species, 2008, 16mm, 16 min
Approx. running time: 66 min
Followed by curator Q&A on Friday 25
Rosa Barba’s work considers the situations of cinema, whether it be the physical characteristics of celluloid, light, projector and sound, the structures of narrative, or its often improbable people, places or stories. Barba takes a sculptural approach to film, often taking apart its elements to create new mobile objects or directing the camera at objects and landscapes with a particular attention to form.
She has had solo exhibitions at institutions such as Jeu de Paume, Paris; Kunsthaus Zürich; Marfa Book Company, Texas, USA; Fondazione Galleria Civica – Center of Research on Contemporary Art, Trento; MART Museum, Rovereto; Kunstverein Braunschweig; Tate Modern, Level 2 Gallery; Centre d’art de l’ile de Vassivière, France; and the Center of Contemporary Arts, Tel Aviv.
She has participated in group shows at institutions such as MAXXI Museum, Rome, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, and the Swiss Institute, New York, as well as numerous biennial exhibitions including the Liverpool Biennial 2010; the 52nd and 53rd Venice Biennale; the 2nd Thessaloniki Biennial of Contemporary Art; and the Biennial of Moving Images, Geneva.