starting to think in free dimensions i will get the national grant for fine arts for 2007
i might knot a hammock out of umbilical cords
november 06 -
first apply @ netznetz.net
data exchange will be supported
january 07 -
first trip to sinai, first request for umbilicalcords of their sheeps
habl suri (umbilical cord) is translated in arabic as the secret string
the bedouinwomen believe the soul is seated inside of habl suri.
they suggest me to buy a flock to get the umbilical cords on my own responsibility.
one woman named aida is into umbilicalcord trading. all the others dont want to do it.
team: barbara husar, luc gross, ulrike hauser
february - march 07
getting my first umbilical cords. 7 pieces.
exchanging them with a golden ring and tarpaulins.
acquirement of my flock
naefte is living on her own deep inside of the mountains.
because of her high age and being without family she will sell me 5 goats.
actually 6, but one took the wolf in the night of our deal.
my little flock is moved within 2 daytrips on the trailer to shepherdess amma nassra
amma nassra is very happy about the flock accession
she will collect the umbilical cords and sundry them for me, till i come back.
team: barbara husar, michael lampert (cinematographer), milena gartler (dolmetch),
la lee lena (lyrics)
april - may 07 -
data exchange - offroad on umbilical track 36 min / dv / 2007 / A
directed by barbara anna husar
cinematographer: luc gross, michael lampert
editing: martin muehlburger (fraulein mueller&soehne), christian gangl
offroadlyrics: la lee lena
data exchange - 88 pages, atelier lichtwellenbad, vienna 2007
published and illustrated by barbara anna husar
offroadlyrics: la lee lena
texts: berndt ender, milena gartler, luc gross, simone hoeller,
rudi huebl, diether lenhart,
stefan lutschinger, tobias noebauer, stefania pitscheider soraperra, paul
layout: michael lampert
exhibition in kunstraum englaenderbau / vaduz / liechtenstein (FL)
curated by stefania pitscheider soraperra
for the first time process data exchange is on show / on 400qm "
november 07 -
netznetz submission / vienna
data exchange will be supported again
december 07 -
radius of data exchange process is expanding
aspects of anthropology rising
a laptop i brought is now used from a bedouin to document their knowledge about the healing herbs of their area.
for 08 we want to activate the waterquality of some oasis with effective microorganisms.
i will bring a solarcharger for the women to empower their position.
dr.manfred kremser (head of the institute for culture and social anthropology, university vienna) will acompany the process from now on.
MAK-nite, 29.januar 2008
installation und screening : offroad on umbilical track
team: barbara husar, milena gartler (dolmetch), marlies moederndorfer
we are joining amma nassra with my little flock on her way through the wadis. 3 little babygoats are born into my flock. umbilicalcords are not the subject. when i was asking her for them, the blitheful bedouinwoman explained, that she did not really understand our agreement from last year.it took us a lot of sensitivity to come back to data exchange subject. from now on she will collect the cords and sundry them for me, even she is not feeling comfortable with it. she will not tell anybody about it.
even aida did not expect me to come back and ask again for habl suri. unfortunately she was not able to exchange any,even she is having 10 very young goats with her. but she promised, that she will keep the next ones. like she did it in the year before, because she knows now, that i am coming back for sure. and i pay 100 pounds per cord (around 13 euros) from amira, a bedouinwomen from mzina tribe i got 2 umbilical cords.
lots of cultural datas we collected on this habl suri track. the cords are opening a wide communication field with the guardians of old nomadic tradition.
over 50 hours on mini-dv tapes, 15 hours sound, predominantly traditional music and 6500 photos we brought back to vienna.
for the exhibition zeugaortaplacentatas in gallery konzett i designed the textileobject SILVERCORD
just like the umbilical cord leads to life, the lifelong existing energetic silvercord, also called silvery umbilical cord, as a connection between material and spiritual body, separates in the moment of death and stays in the fine-material realm till the possibility of incarnation raises.
gallery konzett, vienna
GOLDEN UMBILICAL CORD
umbilicalcord of a desertgoat _ beaten gold _ 2008
Die aus Feldkirch stammende Künstlerin Barbara Anna Husar entwickelt
waehrend zahlreicher Reisen in die Wüste Sinai den
umfangreichen Werkkomplex "Data Exchange". Sie arbeitet in
unterschiedlichen Medien - Zeichnung, Installation, Skulptur,
Animation, Fotografie und Performance. In ihren Filmen finden sie zu
einer schlüssigen Synthese.
Reisend, Ziegenherden hütend, webt BARBARA ANNA HUSAR seit Jahren ein Netz aus
organischen Verknüpfungen, zwischen Kulturen, Zeiten, Tier und Mensch, Herde und Individuum,
versieht diese mit bio-logisch poetischen Bezeichnungen, spielt in multimedialer Weise mit Urarten
von Zusammenhang - von grellfarbigen Dinausauriern, fein gebogenen Fritteusen, zu
bestempelten Zeichnungen und Reisefotos, in Experimentalfilmen oder Büchern gebündelt.
Ein Material-Gedanke durchzieht dabei das Werk: die Nabelschnur. Der Inbegriff eines CORPO
PIU GRANDE wird über fliessende Eigenschaften erfasst und mündet noch dieses Jahr in eine
Hängematte aus Nabelschnüren. Evolutive Codes changieren zwischen Archaik und aktuellen
Möglichkeitsräumen. Im Rahmen von PARALLEL zeigt BARBARA ANNA HUSAR Auszüge ihrer
multimedialen Organismen mit Schwerpunkt Graphik.
For nine months this golden egg was in an earth gallery atop Vienna between two rubber dinghy's. Inside the golden egg, the CRADLE OF ESTUARY was embedded. CRADLE OF ESTUARY is a hammock made with the umbilical cords of goats from the archaic Sinai desert by the shepherdess and artist Barbra Anna Husar. She collected the life leading strings for 7 years and was connecting the cords in 2014 in the Candyfactory Vienna. Between 10.01.2015 and 08.10.2015 the hammock was in the cave. From there it was transported to the top of a tower in Vienna West, where a bolt of lightening made of umbilical cords is now in the making.