Art in the Cloud

Art in the Cloud – Théodora BARAT

Théodora BARAT (Artist)

Barat’s artistic approach combines film, sculpture and installation. She examines modernity figures in order to question our future. Her work has been shown at Sunken Plaza – K11 MUSEA, Emily Harvey Foundation, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Cneai=, Nuit Blanche, Friche la Belle de Mai, Vilnius Contemporary Art Center ; Palais de Tokyo, Centre Pompidou, Boston Fine Arts Museum, as well as in several international film festivals. She will be in residency at Villa Medici during 2021-22.

Video: Synthetic Suburbia

I recurrently film with my cellphone my departure from the places I have been working in. This video shows the night flight over Newark, New Jersey. The urban grid is only revealed by streetlights and evokes some composite patterns. This pattern embodies the synthetic condition of this emblem of suburbia. However, the view is partly masked by the plane’s wing. This shadow produces a sudden subtraction in the image. The city is suddenly erased by nothingness, swallowed by oblivion.