Sky

2020

Installation

“Suspended, soft, tender clouds linger in the room ever-present, delicate and overwhelmingly powerful. Full in the weight, the silence of the space they hold collectively is un-ignorable. Hair holds the DNA of a person, of a people. The remains, the cut parts, the fragments are weighty in their evidence. There is lightness and simultaneously a power, a deep burden of proof. In a world on fire Barrett’s work consistently holds the space for the violently erased. Rain-filled clouds; a life-giving potential or smoke bearing the weight of the past, Barrett’s work, is a black space. A space beyond time, beyond past and present. A collective and individual space that is shape shifting and fluid.” What the hELL she doin! collective

Sonia_E_Barrett_Sky, 2020, installation view, Villa Romana, Florence; photo: OKNOstudio

Sky