Category: Rosa Barba

Rosa Barba | Industrial Anthropology

Italian artist and filmmaker Rosa Barba’s installation films and sculptures often involve aspects of obsolete industry, language, communication or antiquity, weaving these disparate issues into a fictional narrative that sometimes takes off into space to creating a ‘pseudo sci-fi movie’.

White Museum (2010)
White Museum (2010)

The backdrop to many of Barba’s works feature huge infra-structure sites, desert landscapes, or old abandoned buildings where the occupants and/or objects are depicted as characters in a play, and form the backbone to whats known as a ‘narrative film’, where characters act and the ‘story’ is narrated by someone else.

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