"Only Revolutions (…less abstract symbols…)" is a similar concept to "Coupez Ici" (2012). However, here the image box is mounted on a narrow base, rather than hanging on the wall, and thus creates a form of overall visibility. Thus the character of "Coupez Ici" – which foregrounds the image – is minimalized in favour of a stronger sculptural quality. A hand-inscribed and illuminated 16mm film strip moves through the rectangular vertical format over the rollers mounted in the box: a continuous thought with endless revolutions.

Only Revolutions (…less abstract symbols...), 2012/2015

16mm film, glass case, motor
80 x 60 x 22 cm

Installation view at Vistamare, Pescara, Italy, 2014. Photo: Giovanni Di Bartolomeo © Rosa Barba