3 to 13 of June 2019_Barbara Held / Benton C Bainbridge_Pausa (Casiverde), 2017 4-channel digital media artwork | Singular Edition
La Place Artspace, Barcelona, Spain
Carrer de les Basses de Sant Pere, 10B, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Monday to Friday 17/20h or by appointment
LA PLACE is pleased to announce its second edition of Interpose, with Barbara Held and Benton C Bainbridge: Pausa (Casiverde), 2017. Pausa is an ongoing series of artworks and performances for flute, digital sound and analog Video Synth, here realized as a 4-channel media artwork of analog-synthesized video, acoustic and computer sound. Casiverde is presented as a four digital files, each uniquely “fingerprinted” via artHash, taken from residency sessions at CultureHub in NYC.
Barbara Held is a flutist, composer and sound artist who lives in Barcelona, Spain. She has commissioned and performed a very personal body of new repertoire for flute by both Spanish and American composers, including Alvin Lucier’s Self Portrait, a series of scores by Yasunao Tone that are not meant to be performed as much as transformed into sound, and early film and performance work with Carles Santos and poet Joan Brossa. She has a continuing interest in composing with the sensuality of the rhythm between sound and image. “Known for her subtle exploration of the minutae of sonic material, she creates sensitive, focused sound work that exposes the detail of the physical space of listening in equal part to a keen attention to how we listen as bodies moving through the world.” – Seth Cluett | barbaraheld.com
Benton C Bainbridge (NYC) creates media art, video performances, and site-specific installations with custom digital, analog and optical A/V systems. He has shown globally, at Whitney Museum of American Art, Hauser & Wirth L.A., SFMoMA, l’Auditori (Barcelona), LUX2006 (Sevilla), Fundación Juan March (Madrid), Auditorium Parco della Musica (Roma), Sonic Light (Amsterdam), Teatro Colón CETC (Buenos Aires), CELCIT (Managua), International Horticultural Expo (Xi’an), Korean Festival (Seoul), and Dak’art (Dakar). Bainbridge teaches at School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Arts. “Benton fingerpaints with video.” – Trilby Schreiber | bentoncbainbridge.com
Mayssa Fattouh is a curator and cultural practitioner interested in intersections of art and knowledge production as means of sharing, communicating and hosting work by artists in various settings. She was recently guest curator at Casa Arabe Madrid with artist Sadik Alfraji for the show Dark is the Tone of My History; currently developing a sound art sample program and residency at La Place art space in Barcelona; guest of leading institutions in the Middle East and elsewhere such as Mathaf (DH), Tate Modern (LN), Tamayo Museum (MX), Villa Empain (BR), Stroom (DH) and filled central roles at Al Riwaq Art Space, Bahrain and Katara Art Center, Qatar. Fattouh’s writings appeared in numerous artists monographs and publishing platforms such as Filip Magazine, Ibraaz, Universes in Universe and is the co-founder of the temporary public art platform TandemWorks and a member of the experimental online journal continent.cc.