Sarah Barr :: Common Magic
Studio XX is proud to host the MFA exhibition Common Magic, by artist Sarah Barr in our gallery space, at 4001 Berri, suite 201, from April 24 to April 29, 2012.
Opening reception on Friday, April 27th, 7-9pm. Free admission, All Welcome!
Comprised of recordings made throughout the past two years, Common Magic offers an impression of movement, of journeying desire. During endurance cycling trips, hikes and cross-country skiing within the Canadian landscape I take the camera and I bare myself to ache, but the surfaces always seem to hold. I submerse my body in rushing water and up against snow and these moments act as ritual, translated through the camera and voiced in projection, opening an ambiguous space between erotic allure, and loss. The assembled layering of imagery and sound presents a merging of moments, a visual blurring of experiences. They offer an entry to the hope of transcendence, but always remain in a physical state, expectant but not arriving.
Sarah Barr’s work takes root in experiences of physical outdoor journeys and is then presented through video and sound. Born in 1985 in Trail, B.C., Barr currently works in Montreal where she is completing her MFA at Concordia University.
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