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Judith Barry in Topologies of the Real at Techne Shenzhen

Updated: Aug 17, 2023

The article was originally posted on the A.C.T, MIT website. Link to the full article below.


Judith Barry recently presented her work, Model for Stage and Screen (1987), in the Topologies of the Real, Techne Shenzhen 2023 exhibition at Techne Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Art / Urban Planning, in Shenzhen, China. The exhibition ran from May 3 – July 23, 2023, and was curated by ZHANG Ga (Distinguished Professor; Director, CAFA Center for Art & Technology (CAFACAT); China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA)).


About Barry’s Model for Stage and Screen:

Light and fog are projected in a room in which two identical disks are suspended such that the viewer stands between them. Even though you can see precisely how this work functions, you are still subject to its (retinal) effects on your vision. As you leave the room, thinking you will regain control of your vision, you do not, instead, you see another color. This work demonstrates two of the many ways you cannot trust what you see as well as how you are not in control of your vision. In this sense, you become a projector... (click below to read full article)


Judith Barry, Model for Stage and Screen (1987) in Topology of the Real: Techne Shenzhen 2023. Exhibition view.
Judith Barry, Model for Stage and Screen (1987) in Topology of the Real: Techne Shenzhen 2023. Exhibition view.
Judith Barry, Model for Stage and Screen (1987) in Topology of the Real: Techne Shenzhen 2023. Installation Diagram
Judith Barry, Model for Stage and Screen (1987) in Topology of the Real: Techne Shenzhen 2023. Installation Diagram
Judith Barry, Model for Stage and Screen (1987) in Topology of the Real: Techne Shenzhen 2023. Exhibition view.
Judith Barry, Model for Stage and Screen (1987) in Topology of the Real: Techne Shenzhen 2023. Exhibition view.
Judith Barry, Model for Stage and Screen (1987) in Topology of the Real: Techne Shenzhen 2023. Exhibition view.
Judith Barry, Model for Stage and Screen (1987) in Topology of the Real: Techne Shenzhen 2023. Exhibition view.
Judith Barry, Model for Stage and Screen (1987) in Topology of the Real: Techne Shenzhen 2023. Exhibition view.
Judith Barry, Model for Stage and Screen (1987) in Topology of the Real: Techne Shenzhen 2023. Exhibition view.

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