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|Place of origin:||United States|
|Period:||Early 21st Century|
|Movement & Style:||Fine Art Photography|
|Height:||94 cm / 124 cm (incl. frame)|
|Length:||94 cm / 124 cm (incl. frame)|
Article no: 373
Sophie Maree Gallery
Hellingweg 96 d
2583 WH The Hague
Cara Barer is an American photographer who bases her practice in Houston, Texas. Barer visually documents the way in which society has come to retrieve information by changing a common reference book into a work of sculpture. In her experimentation with curling irons, clothes pins and water, Barer transforms volumes of irrelevant and outdated information into coiled, crumpled objects of beauty.
With a deep interest in travel, maps and guide books have been a part of Barer’s love for reference and printed information materials.Barer calls attention to the map, its increasing obsolescence, and how it is being abandoned for smart phones with a map app or a vehicle equipped with GPS for directions to find ones location. When I’m traveling I truly don’t feel that I know where I am unless I can see my location on a printed map. It gives me a secure feeling that I will never have from an electronic source.