Time as Perspective
by Rosa Barba, 2012, 12''
ORIGINAL SIZE: film 35 mm 

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film     Presented at the 15th edition of Lo schermo dell'arte, 2021

Shot in the vast, barren Texas desert landscape, the film shows an expanse of huge oil pumps repeating the same motion over and over again. In addition to capturing the sculptural and meditative quality that these mechanical bodies bring to the landscape, the work touches on social and political issues related to the exploitation of natural resources. The point in time of Time as Perspective is unclear and it could be a futuristic vision or an historical document.
Rosa Barba

(Agrigento 1972, lives and works in Berlin) creates site-specific installations and interventions to analyze the ways in which cinema articulates space, placing the work and the viewer in a new relationship. Her cinematographic works are placed between the experimental documentary and the fictional narrative, introducing performative elements. They often focus on natural landscapes and human interventions on the environment and explore the relationship between historical documents, personal anecdotes and cinematographic representation, creating spaces of memory and uncertainty.


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