Perry Bard has exhibited video and installations internationally: at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Scanners Video Festival at Lincoln Center, PS 1 Museum, Reina Sofia Museum Madrid, Frac des Pays de la Loire, Sao Paolo Biennial, VideoBrasil, the Southeast Museum of Photography Florida, MOCA Georgia, Cinema Rex Belgrade, 25th Viper Basel Switzerland, Ostrannenie Electronic Media Forum amongst others. She has created site specific public video installations for the Staten Island Ferry Terminal Building in New York and for Market Square in Middlesbrough UK. Public works about the U.S. intervention in Iraq include a mobile billboard, magazine ads and coffee cup sleeves all featuring artifacts missing from the Baghdad Museum. Her current web and public space project 2008:Man With A Movie Camera is a participatory global remake of Vertov’s 1929 classic; a website at http://dziga.perrybard.net contains a scene index and shot list where people can upload footage to become part of a worldwide montage. Her work is featured in Digital Currents: Art in the Electronic Age by Margot Lovejoy, and has been reviewed in Artforum, Art in America, Flash Art, Lapiz, Springerin, The New Art Examiner.
STATUS STOLEN 2005
Mobile truckside billboard featuring five Mesopotamian artifacts either destroyed or stolen from the Baghdad Museum since 2003. In transit on a New York City delivery truck from June 13-July 13, 2005. Made possible through a grant from the Puffin Foundation with support from Whitebox, NY, and http://www.whitespace.com.
Baghdad Café 2005
The gallery becomes a social environment in which organized events such as performance, round table discussion, and video focus on the loss of Mesopotamian artifacts due to the occupation of Iraq. Objects designed specifically for the space include Bagdhad Cafe cup sleeves (also used in Cafe Creme on St.Catherine Street), vinyl tablecloth mimicking alert codes imposed by U.S. Department of Homeland Security, wallpaper inspired by missing artifacts covering a column in the space. Blogs by Iraqi bloggers are downloaded from the web in print form as well as on the web in the gallery.
URUK 2400 B.C. 2005
The negative space of a looted artifact is described out of crating materials to create an arch in the entryway to the exhibition 'Yo Graph Net Interporn' at artMoving Projects. Based on an image from the web of a URUK jug stolen from the Bagdhad Museum. Wood and bubblewrap. 8 feet x 4 feet x 2 feet.
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