The film work "A Home for a Unique Individual" is made up of a synchronous projection of two 35mm films on a central screen: on one side aerial shots of trailer cities and streets that take on an abstract connotation; on the other side, fragments of text that seem to describe the activity of the film camera. A drummer had been asked to read these text-images like a music score and play them on several typewriters as drum set. In this way the text is inscribed into the film, which is screened in a loop and visible as a whole from both sides of the screen, with both images converging and superimposing on one surface.

 
 
A Home for a Unique Individual, 2013

2 x 35 mm film, optical sound, 14 min.



Images 1, 2, 3: Film still © Rosa Barba
Image 4: Installation view at Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, 2017. Photo: Agostino Osio © Rosa Barba