Rosa Barba presents the first performance of “White Museum – Live” in which she plays with the light emitted from a 70mm projector as though it were an instrument. The work is a continuation of Barba’s series “White Museum” that began in 2010 with long-term projections of empty white film onto surrounding landscapes of different international museums. For the iteration at MoMA PS1, the artist turns the focus on the interior, illuminating the inside of the VW Dome. By synching the shutter movement of the projector with the percussions of a live drummer (Chad Taylor) and manipulating the architectural and acoustic surroundings, Barba creates her version of a drum machine that pumps light into the Dome, engulfing the space. The result is a performative installation that is both a visual concert and a sculpture of light.
Watch the full performance, and learn more: http://momaps1.org/sundaysessions/rosa-barba-white-museum-live/