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Johannes Barfield is an American sample-based visual artist who works in installation, video, photography, XR (extended reality), collage, and sound. His work explores childhood memories, joy, appropriation as a means for survival, the restitution of artifacts, extinction, and the music played at family cookouts.

Johannes Barfield resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and was born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He received a Masters's Degree in Fine Arts in Photography and Film from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia, and is now a postdoctoral scholar in the Honors College department at the University of New Mexico.

_(What does sample-based mean? 


(sample) The technique of digitally encoding music or sound and reusing it as part of a composition or recording. The use of pre-existing objects or images with little or no transformation applied to them. To take (something) for one's own use, typically without the owner's permission. 

(base) A conceptual structure or entity on which something draws or depends.)_

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