In "The Personal Experience Behind its Description" a felt drape with cut-out text, placed at a distance from the wall, is highlighted by a spotlight placed out of centre, throwing a shadow field on the wall behind. The spotlight emphasizes the materiality of the felt drape, but makes the text at the same time illegible; the words can be read clearly only projected on the shadow behind. The drape is both screen and projector, defined by the presence or absence of light on its surface. The light brings together the two levels of the image.
The Personal Experience Behind its Description, 2009 Cut-out text on felt, spotlight 450 x 180 cm Image 1, 2: Installation view at Centre international d’art et du paysage de l'île de Vassivière, France, 2010 © Rosa Barba Image 3: Installation view at Turner Contemporary, Margate, 2013 © Rosa Barba