Rosa Barba. The Color Out of Space

6 Dec 2016 – 27 Jan 2017

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12:00 – 18:00
12:00 – 18:00
12:00 – 20:00
12:00 – 18:00
12:00 – 18:00
12:00 – 18:00

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Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (nbk)

Berlin, Germany


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  • U6 Oranienburger Tor
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The work of Rosa Barba represents a practice of artistic filmmaking, which goes far beyond the moving image.


Her film installations and objects associate image, language, text and apparatus and generate a new pictorial materiality. Barba particularly examines industrial cinema and in her conceptual practice observes and questions its stagings, its formats, gestures and messages by removing them from their original context, creating and presenting them in a dazzling new manner. The two-time participant of the Venice Biennale at the n.b.k. shows the cinematic sculpture The Color Out of Space (2015). It includes footage of stars and planets, which the artist has shot in 2014/2015 in collaboration with the Hirsch observatory at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. Additionally, Barba interviewed artists, writers and astronomers about the speculations of cinema and astronomy, including Ingrid Wiener, Barbara Hammer, Jean-Pierre Luminet, Matthew Newby and Oswald Wiener, and, in collaboration with the composer Jan St. Werner, combined these voices in a dense sound collage. Barba uses contrast in media and historically specific architectural contexts to think through how we describe—technically and speculatively—what exceeds our perception.

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Rosa Barba


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