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letters, notes (Stephanie Barber, 2000)Stephanie Barber - A sides & B sides
Saturday, July 31st, 18:30h & 20:30h, $9
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10003, USA

Anthology welcomes Baltimore-based multi-media artist Stephanie Barber, who has been quietly amassing a remarkable body of work over the last 15 years, producing a steady stream of films and videos that are meticulously crafted and disarmingly modest. Barber uses cinema to explore the borders between text and image, photography and poetry, memory and loss. Each film creates its own whimsical world, teetering on the edge of sadness yet never maudlin. Barber’s intellectually playful works engage both brains and funny bones.

“Stephanie Barber…has one of the most original visions to emerge recently from the diverse experimental film scene. Deceptively simple at first, her work is unique in the way it alters and even suspends time.” –Chicago Reader

“[Barber’s films] can feel like highly formal exercises in film language made by a profoundly restless mind, playing image and sound off each other and forcing you to locate implied meanings on your own. Others are both silly and oddly engaging, involving puppets mundanely discussing pressing metaphysical concerns. And others calmly and almost imperceptibly sweep you up in the genuine breadth of their emotional wake.” –Bret McCabe, The Baltimore City Paper

Saturday, July 31st, 18:30h
Programme 1: A Sides
- flower, the boy, the librarian (1996, 6 minutes, 16mm)
- they invented machines (1997, 8 minutes, 16mm)
- shipfilm (1998, 3 minutes, 16mm)
- letters, notes (2000, 4.5 minutes, 16mm)
- catalog (2005, 11 minutes, 16mm)
- total power dead, dead, dead (2005, 3 minutes, 16mm)
- dwarfs the sea (2007, 7 minutes, video)
- the visit and the play (2008, 8 minutes, video)
- the inversion, transcription, evening track and attractor (2008, 13 minutes, video)
- to the horse dream of arms (2010, 5 minutes, video)
Total running time: ca. 75 minutes.

Saturday, July 31st, 20:30h
Programme 2: B Sides
- woman stabbed to death (1996, 7 minutes, 16mm)
- these horizon (1997, 12 minutes, 16mm)
- city at heart (2003, 4 minutes, 16mm)
- dogs (2000, 15 minutes, 16mm)
- the end of the world (2001, 32 minutes, video)
- bust chance bar (harbor) counter (2008/10, 6 minutes, video)
Total running time: ca. 80 minutes.