Film, Literary Arts, Media Arts
MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)2019
Artist StatementI am a multidisciplinary artist whose work has been focused on an expanded poetics that results in the creation of movies, books, installations and songs. This work sits between essay and story, cinema and literature, science and spirituality. It moves beyond allegiance to media and works hard at defying classification. This work considers the most basic existential questions of human existence; its morbidity, profundity and banality, with the unexpected tools of play and humor. I approach these questions rigorously while side stepping the oppressive, class-bound implications of academic form and language.
Stephanie Barber is an American writer and artist. She has created a poetic, conceptual and philosophical body of work in a variety of media.
Her film and video work has been screened at MoMA, NY; The Whitney Museum of American Art; The National Gallery of Art, DC; The Paris Cinematheque; The Tate Modern, London among other festivals, galleries and museums.
Her videos are distributed by The Video Data Bank, Chicago http://www.vdb.org/artists/stephanie-barber.
Her book All The People was published by Ink Press Productions in July of 2015. Previousbooks these here separated to see how they standing alone 2008 and Night Moves 2013 are available from Publishing Genius Press. In December 2019 her play Trial in the Woods will be published by Plays Inverse.
She is currently living in Baltimore, Maryland where she is a Resident Artist at the Mt. Royal Graduate School for Multidisciplinary Arts at MICA.
More can be learned at her website http://www.stephaniebarber.com/