'Spillover', 2014, photograph
Born Hilversum (NL), 1981
Paulien Barbas retains moments of observation, dissolving the distinction between failure and coincidence to generate in-betweens. The circles created on the lithography stone, as the old image is removed, become an image on their own. Repetition and rehearsal interchange as in a process of creation, but it is repetition itself that Barbas focuses. The sound of cracking ceramic glaze that fills the room is no longer the record of a failure, but rather the consequence of a transformation.