Time Being: the films of Barbara Sternberg Catalogue essay for 63rd Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen

Descartes was wrong. The decision to sing is the first note of the song. —R F Langley, Touchstone Existing in suspension, Barbara Sternberg’s work plumbs the fathoms that separate the conscious and unconscious, the abstract and representational. Neither surfacing nor sinking, the central tension in her films is that of an unfulfillable quest, stalking the […]