Color Clock (yellow): Verticals Lean Occasionally Consistently Away from Viewpoints
35 mm film, motor, aluminum, Plexiglas
Edition of 3
Color Clock (yellow): Verticals Lean Occasionally Consistently Away from Viewpoints (2012) consists of an object whose designs is reminiscent of the operation of a clock’s gear mechanism. Within its open housing, a yellow 35mm film strip slides through a mechanic sets of rollers in a continuous loop. The film strip is imprinted with individual letters, spelling the color it represents, and suggests a form of text, albeit one which appears to have become obsolete in the space-time continuum. As a re-collection of timekeeping and the experience of time itself, Color Clock (yellow) plays with different modes of perception: a meditation on color, time, perception and language, repeated to infinity.
Rosa Barba engages within the medium of film through a sculptural approach. In her works, Barba creates installations and site-specific interventions to analyze the ways film articulates space, placing the work and the viewer in a new relationship. Questions of composition, physicality of form and plasticity play an important role for the artist as Barba examines the industry of cinema and its staging vis-à-vis gesture, genre, information and documents. Her film works are situated between experimental documentary and fictional narrative. They often focus on natural landscapes and human-made interventions into the environment and explore the relationship of historical records, personal anecdotes, and filmic representation, creating spaces of memory and uncertainty.
– The three sculptures are to be positioned free-standing in an ample space.
– Please note that the cables are to be considered integral part of the sculptures. They need to be laid loosely on the floor and should not be covered by cable ducts or similar.
– Power supply required (power adapter included)
If the film gets caught or needs to be changed; use the spare film to make another loop of the same length that spells the word blue, red or yellow depending on which segment has problems. Cut and tape the film together with a 35 mm splicer.