An interdisciplinary media artist, cultural historian and curator whose research and writing explores the representation of art, artists and art history in film, television, cartoons and comics. At NSCAD University he teaches courses in media arts and film history. His i artwork has been exhibited internationally at the Paris Biennale, Sydney Biennale, 49th Parallel Gallery, London Regional Gallery. Barber is the editor of Essays on Performance and Cultural Politicization i Conceptual Art: the NSCAD Connection 1967-1973. He is co-editor, with Serge Guilbaut and John O’Brian of Voices of Fire: Art Rage, Power, and the State. Editor of Condé+Beveridge: Class Works . Barber’s interdisciplinary art practice is documented in the publications Reading Rooms and Bruce Barber Work 1970-2008.
Screening: Unpacking my Library”, „Poland in Spring
Unpacking my Library is a time-lapse video documenting a two hour-long performance that took place in January 2017.The work is a performance video in honour of the late Andrzej Mroczek and Jan Swidzinski with whom the artist remembers having a very informative conversation about contextual art and the history of avant-garde art exhibitions at the Labyrinth Gallery. The work takes its title from Walter Benjamin’s famous essay “Unpacking my Library“(1931), that is a complex exploration of a book collector’s fetishistic relationships with printed objects – commodities – of both learning and pleasure. Poland in Spring with music by Chopin and Stos is also dedicated to Andrzej Mroczek.
July 23rd – Sunday
19:45 Screening: Unpacking my Library, Poland in Spring
Zdrowie Cinema – theater hall