Suspended from the ceiling by the diaphanous loop of film that spins through its system, "Stating the Real Sublime" casts an anamorphic square of light that stretches across the floor and up the wall. The film it projects has no image other than the dust scratches that breed on the surface of the celluloid, slowly accumulating over the course of the exhibition. 

Stating the Real Sublime, 2009

16mm film, modified projector

Installation view at Tate London, 2010 © Rosa Barba