Printed Cinema 19: Send Me Sky, Henrietta
Published on the occasion of Rosa Barba’s first major solo museum project in Canada, Send Me Sky (September 28, 2018 – January 13, 2019). The featured work, Send Me Sky, Henrietta, was a site-specific exhibition for Remai Modern’s Feature Gallery curated by Sandra Guimarães, using footage Barba shot at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. The piece was dedicated to American astronomer Henrietta S. Leavitt and her research on observation, quantification and calculation of the colour and luminosity of stars.
Barba’s publication series Printed Cinema is an ongoing attempt to reveal and unravel the cinematic organism, stressing the ephemeral nature of the image's surface by remaking it as printed matter. Barba has published Printed Cinema alongside her film projects since 2004, creating a kind of secondary literature sourced from film stills, text and photographs. The publications are intended not as companion pieces to the installations, but rather as experiments in word and image, produced sequentially in a numbered series.
8.5” x 10.75”
Design by Frieda Luczak