Aggregate States of Matters
35 mm film (color, optical sound)
Duration: 18 min
Edition of 5
Shot in the Andes, in Peru, Aggregate States of Matters is a large-scale 35mm film installation that deals with the increasing impact of climate change on remote areas. The film highlights the ambiguous relationship between humans and nature. Rosa Barba worked with communities that are affected by the melting of a glacier and geological time becoming exposed. Barba shows the slow disappearance of the glacier and the perception of this fact within the Quechuan population in the Andes. While exploring different local myths, she outlines the possibility of translating ancient knowledge into the present time.