Portrait of My Father Illuminated by Pounding Dry Ground
2009, 05:39 minutes, colour, English
A 35mm photographic portrait of Barber’s father is projected into the air of a dark landscape. The artist appears below the projection and performs a gesture of beating against the ground. A cloud of dust rises as the performer’s action becomes more frantic, and the portrait grows larger, moving towards the camera in waves of dust that in time settle and dissipate.
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