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.”