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


He was born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and received his MFA in Photography and Film from Virginia Commonwealth University. He resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he is currently 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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