A person pulling a large rope by a tree near a body of water.

Rosa Barba

Film/Video/New Media

A portrait of a person.

Artist Statement

My particular interest is addressed to film and the ways it articulates space, placing the work and the viewer in a new relationship. Questions of composition, physicality of form, and plasticity play an important role in my work. To interrogate the industry of cinema with respect to various forms of staging, such as gesture, genre, information, and documents, I take these elements out of the context in which they are normally seen and reshape and represent them anew.

My film works are situated between experimental documentary and fictional narrative, and are indeterminately situated in time. They often focus on natural landscapes and man-made interventions into the environment and probe into the relationship of historical record, personal anecdote, and filmic representation, creating spaces of memory and uncertainty, more legible as reassuring myth than the unstable reality they represent.

While at Headlands

While at Headlands, I would like to write and research for my new film project.