2019 Site-Responsive Art & Biennale Artist Jeremiah Barber
Jeremiah Barber
California
Tree Cranes
Series of functional sculptures
Jeremiah Barber is an artist based in San Francisco who studies systems of perception and belief. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, CUE Art Foundation, and The LAB. In 2015 he was awarded the prestigious Eureka Fellowship from the Fleishhacker Foundation. Barber co-founded 100 Days Action, a Bay Area artist collective that works at the intersection of art, activism, and social engagement. Barber teaches sculpture at the University of California, Davis.
Tree Cranes are a series of functional sculptures that allow the viewer to mount their smartphone and capture wide, swooping videos of the I-Park landscape. They are designed after a film crane (or jib), but in this case combine 3-D printed parts with whole trees and use stones as counterweights. The Tree Cranes speculate a history where camera technology is not clean and efficient, but wild and animated.
Artist Jeremiah Barber attaching smartphone to his Tree Crane
Artist Jeremiah Barber demonstrating his Tree Crane
Guest using Artist Jeremiah Barber's Tree Crane
Close up of Artist Jeremiah Barber's Tree Crane
Close up of Artist Jeremiah Barber's Tree Crane