Rosa Barba collected film leaders from all over
the world as the instructions for projectionists
are expressed in multiple ways. The sculpture
here manifests a film leader with the
instruction „coupez ici“ (“cut here”).
Like in many works Rosa Barba explores the
nuances and codes of film, alluding to obscure
points of reference to the history of cinema
as well as their negotiation as a medium for
exhibition. But it is not the literal fact of
film being a time-based medium that is the
focus, rather the ways in which temporality is
spatialised and visualised by different kinds of
works that fold multiple registers of time and
space into each other.