“For me, a machine is performing an activity:
you can see how one thing leads to another
and everything can be examined. When I
invent a new machine, I simply discover
another aspect of cinematic expression by
separating an element or inventing one that
hadn’t been there before.“ (Rosa Barba)
A typewriter is typing a monologue onto
16mm blank film projecting it by single
letters. Like in a Turing machine a code is
being recited mechanically and unveiled
through the projection, creating a kind of
poetry line – an imagistic form of language:
at the same time an enigmatic machine and
an openly spread process.
The typing machine acts as an author, but the
text production does not adapt to a human
reading routine; it extends the production
time of a single word or even a single letter
and moves at the pace of the celluloid: a
manic writer, driven by a powerful production
energy, endlessly inscribing text into film.
The text producer projects only fragments
onto the wall – the whole text is only readable
during the exhibition.
The film-text is produced on location,
seconds before it is projected onto the wall,
and remains and builds up on the floor as a
winding cloud of printed film: the process of
writing is staged there, in the exhibition space.