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Body Without Limits
Berardo Museum, Lisbon 2010
This survey exhibition of Judith Barry’s work at Berardo Museum, Lisbon, Portugal premiered at Domus Artrium 2002 in Salamanca, Spain, 2008. At the Berardo Museum, the exhibition included 10 installations and 3 galleries of photography, video and computer based projects. See the exhibition catalog, body without limits, for more information.
JUDITH BARRY is internationally recognized as a pioneer of installation and video work. This exhibition showcases the artist’s relationship to architecture, conceptual art and popular culture with a particular emphasis on her media installations. She explores the potential of technology spatially within the design of her installations as well as within photography, sculpture, and her digital and computer works.
Since her first performances in the late 1970’s, she has used film/video projection to produce unique habitable visual environments that are activated by the presence of the viewer. Each of her projects presents
new ways for the spectator to engage conceptually within the content of the installations. To accomplish this she constructs a variety of ‘subject positions’ for the viewer to inhabit, often using montage techniques derived from cinema. These positions function as point-of-view perspectives, allowing the viewer to both cohere the meaning of the work by inhabiting the space of the installation, and simultaneously, to ascribe a multiplicity of meanings to the experience. It is precisely this variety of forms and the breadth of her investigations that make Judith Barry so crucial to many on-going discussions within contemporary artistic practices now.
Entrance to the exhibition
Exhibition design with Ken Saylor showing 10 installations and several rooms of other works including photographs and single channel videos
Photographic projects and single channel videos from performances and installations
Kiosk with Casual Shopper and First and Third projected in the passage
Right: entrance to Voice Off. Left: picture gallery leading to Work of the Forest
Voice Off photographs outside Voice off installation leading to Work of the Forest
Photographs and single channel videos
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