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...and to draw a bright white line with light (Untitled 11.5), from the series "... and to draw a bright white line with light"

A work made of inkjet prints (triptych).

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  • A work made of inkjet prints (triptych).

Date:

2011

Artist:

Uta Barth
German, born 1958

About this artwork

Since the early 1990s Uta Barth has observed the atmospheric and the incidental to focus attention on perception and the act of looking itself. This series originated, as do many of Barth’s projects, in her home, where she noticed the mesmerizing play of light as she drew her curtains. In a significant departure from her usual practice, however, she intervened in the scene, manipulating the curtains to create lines and curves of light that she photographed. The root meaning of the word photograph is “drawing or writing with light”; Barth’s images thematize that etymology. Presented as a sequence of panels, the photographs also imply the motion of time, with its mix of continuity and rupture.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

Uta Barth

Title

...and to draw a bright white line with light (Untitled 11.5), from the series "... and to draw a bright white line with light"

Place

Germany (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 2011

Medium

Inkjet prints (triptych)

Edition

3 of 6

Dimensions

Overall: 95.3 × 431.2 cm (37 1/2 × 169 3/4 in.); each panel, unframed: 95.3 × 141.7 cm (37 1/2 × 55 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of the artist

Reference Number

2014.10.1-3

Extended information about this artwork

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