A Point Just Passed
mixed media video sculpture
10 videos of 10 minute loop
edition 1/6 + AP, 2011

Tube
mixed media video sculpture with vintage TV
24" x 38" x 24"
edition 1/3 + AP, 2012

"Tube" is a 1964 RCA television installation which illustrates the changing nature of TV from analog to digital medium. Today we consume television as a fluid medium. It exists in the air, on the internet and outside of the constraints of a linear traditional time based medium. "Tube" questions what this sort of time space displacement would do to an on screen character. The tiny figure, once living on screen is now presented as a video projection standing on top of the television, removed from the action and residing in the real world. The well-known linear cinematic narrative space has been displaced in this installation and all that's left on screen is the static remnants of the analog age.

For Those Who Wait
mixed media video sculpture
9' x 3' x 12'
edition 1/3 + AP, 2011

Blend
mixed media video sculpture
11" x 18" x 11"
edition 1/6 + AP, 2009

Animalia Chordata
mixed media video sculpture
6 videos of 4 minute loop and 6 videos of 6 minute loop
edition 1/6 + AP
2006

Gabriel Barcia-Colombo

Animalia Chordata

April 19 – May 26, 2013

Gabriel Barcia-Colombo's work focuses on memorialization and, more specifically, the act of leaving one's imprint for the next generation. While formally implemented by natural history museums and collections (which find their roots in Renaissance era "cabinets of curiosity"), this process has grown more pointed and pervasive in the modern-day obsession with personal digital archiving and the corresponding growth of social media culture. His video sculptures play upon this exigency in our culture to chronicle, preserve and wax nostalgic, an idea which Barcia-Colombo renders visually by “collecting” human beings (alongside cultural archetypes) as scientific specimens.

Gabriel Barcia-Colombo creates video sculptures that re-imagine static, utilitarian objects. The video interventions with items such as blenders, time punch clocks, and Spam are playful yet pointed, questioning the changing culture of today. Time is a constant theme in Barcia-Colombo’s work, particularly in terms of engaging the viewer with our modern culture’s increasing tendency for nostalgic wanderings, and the obsessive need for digitized, personal chronicling.