“Barbara Probst: The Moment in Space”

“Taking her cue from the fragmented narratives of French New Wave cinema and “new novel” literature of the 1960s, New York-based artist Barbara Probst uses radio-controlled cameras to photograph her subjects simultaneously from different vantage points.”

Taking her cue from the fragmented narratives of French New Wave cinema and “new novel” literature of the 1960s, New York-based artist Barbara Probst uses radio-controlled cameras to photograph her subjects simultaneously from several vantage points. The result is a multiplicity of perspectives on a single action or scene. A series of four photographs, for example, shows a man crossing a street from every corner of the intersection. In a nearby diptych, a man and a woman sitting side by side are captured by adjacent cameras. By presenting quite different renderings of the same moment in time, these pieces—like the rest of the works in this exhibition—suggest an infinity of additional views, challenging  the authority of photographic “truth.”