Color Studies consists of two projectors on
the floor, objects without a base. Facing
each other, they share a single screen
where they project Barba’s recordings of
photographic filters in red, yellow, and blue.
These two machines establish a dialogue
through the veil of projection, and infinite
possibilities and variations of color are
created. In once again investigating the
material properties of film, here Barba also
employs a musical approach: The screen is
anchored by a music stand, as if it were a
musical score; the rhythm is provided by the
combination of colors used like notation
sheets; the machines are two interpreters of
a composition written by the artist.