Rosa BarbaStill: Aggregate States of Matters
(selection) Cinorama (2000, instal), Panzano (2000, short), Pirate Spaces (2002, instal), Split Fields (2003, instal), Floating Moons (2003, instal), Machine Vision Seekers (2004, instal), Parachutable (2004, instal), It’s Gonna Happen (2005, short), Erased Note (2006, short), Outwardly from Earth's Center (2006, short), Waiting Grounds 1/3 (2007, instal), Western Round Table 1/3 (2007, instal), They Shine (2007, short), Empirical Effect (2010, short), Bending to Earth (2015, short), From Source to Poem (2016, short), Disseminate and Hold (2016, short), Enigmatic Whisper (2017, short), Aggregate States of Matters (2019, short), Voice Engine (2021, performance)
Rosa Barba at IFFR
Mouse on Mars
'Electro-kraut-dub-grind' by innovative techno Germany band that already draws big crowd in England and performs with the germany artist Rosa Barba who mixes live video and film images.
The makers have investugated an 'almost' normal family to see what schizophrenia looks like in everyday life.
Machine Vision Seekers
Kinetic film installation projects script instead of film. To be seen in TENT.
Outwardly from Earth's Center
In this film, we see how the inhabitants battle for their lives when it becomes apparent that their island is being swallowed up by the forces of nature.
The Mojave desert. Endless rows of solar mirrors slowly revolve, reflecting their surroundings. A voice recounts local stories.
Lyrical portrait of Vesuvius and the inhabitants of the Red Zone. Measurements, maps and aerial shots try to capture what in fact is always uncertain.
Bending to Earth
Aerial shots survey what appears to be a dystopian future, revealed as man-made storage sites for radioactive waste in Rosa Barba’s atmospheric 35mm film.
Disseminate and Hold
Disseminate and Hold tracks the Minhocão, or 'giant earthworm': an elevated highway in São Paulo. It subtly connects Brazil’s ambitious architectural past to its troubled political present.
From Source to Poem
Artistic take on the world’s largest archive of audio cassettes, wax discs, vinyl, television, film, video and hard disks. What will the future of western cultural history bring?
A joyous game with 16mm images and sound from kinetic objects in the studio where Alexander Calder (1898-1976) still seems present.
Aggregate States of Matters
Rosa Barba shows the slow disappearance of a glacier and its effect on the Quechuan population in the Andes of Peru.
Large performance installation at the Kunsthal where choristers’ voices power 5 film projectors. Voices determine what we see.