New York

Barbara Probst

Murray Guy

A woman reaches for something on a coffee table. This is the core event of Barbara Probst’s Exposure #56: NYC, 428 Broome Street, 06.05.08, 1:42 PM (all works 2008). Around it are layers of action that play out, as in Probst’s other works, in multiple photographs taken from various points of view, all of them shot simultaneously by radio-controlled cameras that Probst sets up around and within her tableaux. She does not hide her apparatus, so that the cameras, as they record the limited bits of information afforded by their various angles, also record one another, creating an extra layer of narrative help—or hindrance.

This particular work is made up of ten panels, each providing a different fragment of the same story: A woman reaches for something; it appears to be a peach; it sits on a coffee table strewn with art books; a man watches, a cigarette caught between two fingers and a slightly

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