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Olivo Barbieri

Film/Video

site specific_ROMA 04
Images © the artist and courtesy Yancey Richardson Gallery
Olivo Barbieri
The astonishing video works of Italian photographer Olivo Barbieri provide uncanny looks at contemporary urban landscapes. Using a special lens, shifting planes of focus, and complex soundtracks, Barbieri's aerial portraits reduce epic monuments of civilization to the scale of miniature models or, as the artist calls them, "site specific" installations. The program (approx. 37 mins) includes site specific_ROMA 04 (2004, 12 mins.); site specific_LAS VEGAS 05 (2005, 12:30 mins.); and site specific_SHANGHAI 04 (2005; 12:45 mins.)