Jean Barberis, a native of France, came to New York in 2000 to learn a few things and has never left. He is a well-travelled young man and a jack of all trades. Barberis is co-founder of Flux Factory's gallery space and arts collective.
Bárbara Vergara is an artist from Santiago, Chile, currently living in México City. Her work focuses on the visual reflection of everyday life, through observing the actions and issues that emerge in public space. In recent years her work has developed from observations and travels throughout the city, the context often multiple and distinct reveals the converging elements interacting in public. Beginning from what occurs in the everyday, specifically in public streets, she focuses on the ways that public space is practiced and inhabited, as a process of revealing the political, social and economic structures present.
From this exploration is where the research and then visual journals emerge, narrating stories that break linear time and space. The acquired fragments become crystallized or frozen, emerging as memories without place or time yet preserved through this assembled material. In this way, time functions like an axis, manifesting as videos, photographs, encapsulated resin, bags with objects, and waste and graphic materials, that are then brought to installation sphere.