In "Time Machine" (2007), the screenplay for a ninety-minute film is running across the screen in tight rows. It is based on eleven failed film scripts of the 1895 novel "The Time Machine" by H. G. Wells. The displayed scripts were never filmed and thus never visualised. In this way, the work itself becomes a “still” that evokes the viewer’s own images.

 

Time Machine, 2007

Silk-screen print on canvas, spotlight 145 x 250 x 5 cm Image 1: Installation view at Cornerhouse, Manchester, 2013 © Rosa Barba Image 2: Installation view at Gio Marconi, 2009 © Rosa Barba