Susan Kleinberg


TIERRA SIN MALES



DIGITAL PROJECTION INSTALLATION IN
"TRA:  EDGE OF BECOMING"
PALAZZO FORTUNY - VENICE BIENNALE 2011




"Tierra Sin Males" is a spinning, spiraling video piece which moves both with and against expectation or known laws of physics. A large glass globe rolls tensely and meditatively back and forth on a track over a central fulcrum.  Embedded within the sphere is an image which looks Attic, Etruscan, but is in fact the reflection of a Border warning sign.  As it rolls uphill, catching slightly over the edge, it contorts, distorts, looks primeval or of the future.

The piece is digitally generated.  Within the context of a room the object and shadows move, shift.  They spin, spiral, hit, spin back faster, hesitate, pivot, continue.  The piece is accompanied by a deep reverberating sound track.  The sounds are taken from the real world.

The piece hovers in equilibrium-disequilibrium, precarious location, extending questions in a physical and interior world of revolving tension and possibility.


SPONSORSHIP
Ziegler Foundation, ENDAR
Tom Polson, 3D Paint; Les Guthman; Jacques Boulanger,
Creative Audio Post.


Ms. Kleinberg's work has also been seen in Venice in the INTUITION and PROPORTIO exhibitions at the Palazzo Fortuny in 2015 and 2017; in the 2001 Biennale curated by Harald Szeemann; in 2005, projected in Campo S. Stefano in collaboration with the Istituto Veneto; in 2009, projected in the Cloister of San Salvador in collaboration with Telecom Italia; and in the Venice Biennale 1995, where her piece “Sposalizo del Mar,” floated in the Grand Canal between San Marco and San Giorgio as part of “Arte Laguna.”
 



Venice  Cloister of San Salvador