Rhona Bitner

  • Rhona Bitner
    930 Club, Washington D.C.
    2008
    from the series LISTEN
    Ilfoflex
    40 x 40 inches /100 x 100 cm

  • Rhona Bitner
    Broken Spoke, Austin, TX
    2009
    from the series LISTEN
    Ilfoflex
    40 x 40 inches / 100 x 100 cm

  • Rhona Bitner
    Altamont Raceway, Tracy, CA
    2015
    from the series LISTEN
    Ilfoflex
    40 x 40 inches / 100 x 100 cm

  • Rhona Bitner
    Fame Studios, Muscle Shoals, AL
    2008
    from the series LISTEN
    Ilfoflex
    40 x 40 inches / 100 x 100 cm

  • Rhona Bitner
    Arch Social Club, Baltimore, MD
    2013
    from the series LISTEN
    Ilfoflex
    40 x 40 inches / 100 x 100 cm

  • Rhona Bitner
    Blue Front Café, Beltonia, MS
    2008
    from the series LISTEN
    Ilfoflex
    40 x 40 inches / 100 x 100 cm

  • Rhona Bitner
    Club Desire, New Orleans, MS
    2016
    from the series LISTEN
    Ilfoflex
    40 x 40 inches / 100 x 100 cm

  • Rhona Bitner
    Make Out Room, San Francisco, CA
    2015
    from the series LISTEN
    Ilfoflex
    40 x 40 inches / 100 x 100 cm

  • Rhona Bitner
    Minton’s Playhouse, New York, NY
    2009
    from the series LISTEN
    Ilfoflex
    40 x 40 inches / 100 x 100 cm

  • Rhona Bitner
    Washington Coliseum, Washington D.C.
    2008
    from the series LISTEN
    Ilfoflex
    40 x 40 inches / 100 x 100 cm

  • Rhona Bitner
    NV1, 2004,
    from the series STAGE
    Ilfoflex
    48 x 48 inches / 122 x 122 cm

  • Rhona Bitner
    ST4, 2006,
    from the series STAGE
    Ilfoflex
    48 x 48 inches / 122 x 122 cm

  • Rhona Bitner
    MT3, 2005,
    from the series STAGE
    Ilfoflex
    48 x 48 inches / 122 x 122 cm

  • Rhona Bitner
    CH1, 2004,
    from the series STAGE
    Ilfoflex
    48 x 48 inches / 122 x 122 cm

  • Rhona Bitner
    99109SH
    1999
    from the series CIRCUS
    Cibachrome
    8 x 10 inches / 20.3 x 25.4 cm

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    00131QCQ
    2000
    from the series CIRCUS
    Cibachrome
    8 x 10 inches / 20.3 x 25.4 cm

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    00156KN
    2000
    from the series CIRCUS
    Cibachrome
    8 x 10 inches / 20.3 x 25.4 cm

  • Rhona Bitner
    99105AC
    1999
    from the series CIRCUS
    Cibachrome
    8 x 10 inches / 20.3 x 25.4 cm

Rhona Bitner explores the parallel between theater and photography – in both one enters a black box and an image appears. Her work is a visual investigation into the experience of theater and spectacle via the static surface of a photograph. Each aspect of this experience is rigorously observed, studied and inventoried. Individual projects take years to complete. She began with the performer in the spotlight (CIRCUS) continued to the spotlight itself, the curtain and proscenium (STAGE) and has recently completed a monumental series mapping the history of American Rock n’ Roll (LISTEN). Her plan is to examine the craft of the actor in the coming years.

Bitner is carefully constructing a methodical visual compendium on the idea of performance.

Exhibitions
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    Paris
    Apr - Jun, 2006