Judith Barry

(USA, 1954)

New York City-based artist Judith Barry created a video installation for inSITE2000 that was viewable in four large windows of the old First National Bank Building on the corner of Broadway and 5th Avenue in downtown San Diego. Barry envisioned the programming on these four large screens as a simulation of a broadcast network containing elements created by the artist, as well as contributions by other INSITE artists, established film directors, and students. Barry spent weeks in the region collecting materials to create seven short films that became part of this work—a project she titled Border stories working title from one side to another. These films were shot on both sides of the border and explored the recollected stories of border experiences.

Curators: Susan Buck-Morss, Ivo Mesquita, Osvaldo Sánchez, and Sally Yard
Venue: Former First National Bank Building, San Diego

Judith Barry, Border stories working title from one side to another, inSITE2000.
Duration: 5:04 min

For her INSITE97 project, Consigned to Border: The terror and possibility in the things not seen/Consignado a la frontera: el terror y la posibilidad en las cosas que no se han visto, Judith Barry designed a five-sided, T-shaped billboard upon which a video and sound work with changing images of regional landscapes were projected. Located at the Children’s Museum/Museo de los Niños in downtown San Diego, this indoor installation invited the viewer to compare the two border cities, San Diego and Tijuana, cities with similar geographies but very dissimilar appearances. Each side of the billboard focused on a different section of each city, from the coastlines to busy urban spaces, using photography and collage.

Curators: Jessica Bradley, Olivier Debroise, Ivo Mesquita, and Sally Yard
Venue: Children’s Museum/Museo de los Niños, San Diego

Judith Barry, Consigned to Border: The terror and possibility in the things not seen, INSITE97 (3-D model)
Duration: 1:24 min