Bending to Earth is Rosa Barba’s newest film and a further investigation into
inscriptions and tranformation of society, manifested in the landscape.
Several radioactive fields are circled by a handcamera from a helicopter
while a recorded voice over which appears through several -often distortedworld
radio stations is describing the materials of those constructions and
offers a mediation of ordersystems and landscape archives.
“It is a whole language, a kind of alphabet of an image engineered in the
earth. I am an observer of this document, I suppose I am interested in what
a document is, how it relates to reality.
In some sense, there is this relation to the document, not just as a preexistent
form but as a potential or imagined object – the part that remains
behind or the break within the narrative.”