Barry Anderson

Artist-in-residence from 2009 to 2014.
Barry Anderson - Janus 2

Anderson’s continuing interest in non-narrative video, 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 psychedelia 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.)