"Color Studies" consists of two projectors on the floor, objects without a base. Facing each other, they share a single screen where they project recordings of photographic filters in red, yellow, and blue. These two machines establish a dialogue through the veil of projection, and infinite possibilities and variations of color are created. The material properties of film is here investigated with a musical approach: the screen is anchored by a music stand, as if it were a musical score; the rhythm is provided by the combination of colors, used like notation sheets; the machines are two interpreters of a composition.

Color Studies, 2013

2 x 16 mm film projectors, 2 x 16 mm film, screen, each film: 2:00 min

Installation view at Gio Marconi, 2013 © Rosa Barba