Subconscious Society takes the end of the industrial age as its theme. The first part of the project is currently on show in two different, shorter film iterations in Manchester and Margate, both in the UK, 12 and 10 minutes respectively. The work is inspired by the history of these places in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Both locations played paradigmatic roles the industrial revolution: Manchester as the first industrial metropolis and Margate catering to the related rise of a new leisure culture for the masses.
Subconscious Society, a Feature, 2014 35mm film, color, optical sound, 40 min Images 1, 2, 3: Film still © Rosa Barba Image 4: Installation view at 8th Berlin Biennale, 2014. Photo: Anders Sure Berg © Rosa Barba