"It's Gonna Happen" is made up of subtitles describing a night scene in a fictional city. The soundtrack to this imageless cinema comprises a conversation between a president and his assistant, a mysterious plot that somehow rhymes with the dialogue in the film's subtitles. The piece imbues the space with enigmatic plots where the future becomes a black hole and creates new possibilities. Like in other film works, cinema is present not in its cinematographic imagery but more in its split screens, its means of production, its materiality. Cinema is imprinted on itself rather than employed to formulate a gesture.
 
It's Gonna Happen, 2005

16mm film, color, optical sound, 3 min.



Images:
Installation view at David Roberts Foundation, London, 2010 © Rosa Barba