spaces for species (and pieces)
Rosa Barba’s sculptural installations bring projected image and recollected language, material and imagined object, into an oppositional and conflating dialogue. The works speculate on the nature of the document not just as a finalised version but as the present tense of reflection ? less an act of translation but the continual transposition of material into image and back again. As such, what is understood as history is consecutively reconstituted in the mute veracity of matter, content into form, form into content. (text excerpt: http://rosabarba.com/articles.php?piece=A1)
Image Credit: Rosa Barba, Outwardly from Earth’s Center (2007). Courtesy of the artist and the Video Data Bank.