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ABOUT BARRY’S WORK

The majority of the recent work in single-channel video, created in part from appropriated American advertising images of the 1950s to 1970s, an era which historically represents a massive change in the cultural landscape of the country. This period is not referenced out of a simple sense of nostalgia but rather for an historical counterpoint to our present era. Due to evolving economic, social, and ethnic factors in the middle of the 20th century, our cultural homogeny began a period of erosion. Now, however, global telecommunications and corporate culture are causing a different sort of homogeny to evolve, one based on entertainment and consumerism.


Anderson's continuing interest in truly "motion pictures" relates more to the history of painting and collage than that of video and cinema. This is heightened by the use of motifs commonly related to trance and psychadelia such as hyper color, limitless space, and looping rhythm. Here, these motifs are not intended to create a state of euphoria or release from reality, but rather to focus intently on the present moment. They are also used to further question typical expectations of the video medium both in popular culture (news reporting, narrative entertainment, etc.) and in the contemporary art world (conceptual performance, experimental narrative, etc.)

BARRY ANDERSON

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Fine Art Prints

Starchild, 2010

2-channel HD video animation

on 22″ LCD monitors (no audio)

available in an edition of 3

Lawn Ornaments, 2009

2:30 looped single-channel

HD video animation

available in an edition of 5

Vertical Blinds (1), 2007

2:15 single-channel HD video animation (no audio)

available in an edition of 5

Vertical Blinds (2), 2007

1:45 single-channel HD video animation (no audio)

available in an edition of 5 [only 2 left]

Soft Velvet Float, 2007

1:45 looped single-channel HD video animation (no audio)

available in an edition of 5

Kings, Thieves, 2007

1:30 single-channel HD video animation (no audio)

available in an edition of 5

Treebeasties (1), 2007

1:20 looped single-channel HD video animation (Dolby 5.1 audio)

available in an edition of 5 [only 1 left]

Treebeasties (2), 2007

1:45 looped single-channel

HD video animation

available in an edition of 5

Op Eyes, 2008

2:30 single-channel HD video animation with Dolby 5.1 audio

commissioned by the

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

Op Op (1), 2008

1:00 looped single-channel HD video animation (no audio)

available in an edition of 5

Pulp Kali, 2008

1:00 single-channel HD video animation (no audio)

available in an edition of 5

Totem (1), 2010

3-channel HD video animation on 22″ LCD monitors

available in an edition of 3 [sold out]

Janus (1), 2011
4:00 looped two-channel
HD video animation
available in an edition of 5Anderson_Janus_1.html

Totem (2), 2011

4:30 looped three-channel

HD video animation

available in an edition of 5

Bloom (1), 2011

4:00 looped single-channel

HD video animation

available in an edition of 5

Janus (2), 2011

4:00 looped two-channel

HD video animation

available in an edition of 5

Flower (1), 2011

3:15 looped single-channel

HD video animation

available in an edition of 5

Floating Embers (3), 2011

3:20 looped single-channel

HD video animation

available in an edition of 5