The sculptural work "Coupez Ici" alludes to obscure points of reference in the history of cinema as well as to their negotiation as a medium for exhibition. The work manifests a looping film leader with the French instruction “ne jamais couper cette amorce”, one example of many collected film leaders from all over the world on which instructions for projectionists are expressed in multiple ways. The focus is not put on the literal fact of film being a time-based medium, but rather on the ways in which temporality is spatialised and visualised.

Coupez Ici, 2012

35mm film, lightbox, motor
72,5 x 82 x 13 cm

Installation view at Turner Contemporary, 2013 © Rosa Barba