A Journal

"I'm going to come back to West Virginia when this is over. There's something ancient and deeply-rooted in my soul. I like to think that I have left my ghost up one of those hollows, and I'll never really be able to leave for good until I find it. And I don't want to look for it, because I might find it and have to leave".----Breece D'J Pancake, in a letter to his mother. 

Stephanie Barber




we will have meetings. 
we will tell these stories again. 
we will make the joke in different voices and move to other sides of rooms. 
there is no reason to feel afraid. 
when everything is decided you will know what to do. 
you won’t have to know. 
it will be better than knowing.

My favorite souvenir is lost.

Stephanie Barber is an American writer and artist. She has created a poetic, conceptual and philosophical body of work in a variety of media. Barber’s films and videos have been screened nationally and internationally in solo show and group shows at MOMA, NY; The Tate Modern, London; The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; The Paris Cinematheque; The National Gallery of Art, DC; The Walker Art Center, MN; MOCA Los Angeles among other galleries, museums and festivals. Many of her videos, including her recent feature DAREDEVILS are distributed by Video Data Bank and her films can be found at Canyon Cinema and  Her book ALL THE PEOPLE will be published by Ink Press Productions in June 2015.