Color Clock (red): Verticals Lean Occasionally Consistently Away from Viewpoints
35 mm film, motor, aluminum, Plexiglas
Edition of 3
Color Clock (red): 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 red 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 (red) 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.