Rosa Barba begins her stay at CERN as Guest Artist
As the winner of one Honorary Mention of the Collide Award in 2020, Berlin-based visual artist and filmmaker Rosa Barba begins her short exploratory stay at CERN as part of our Guest Artists programme.
Rosa Barba engages within the medium of film through a sculptural approach. In her works, Barba creates installations and site-specific interventions to analyse the ways film articulates space, placing the work and the viewer in a new relationship. Questions of composition, physicality of form and plasticity play an important role for the artist as Barba examines the industry of cinema and its staging vis-à-vis gesture, genre, information and documents. Her film works are situated between experimental documentary and fictional narrative. They often focus on natural landscapes and human-made interventions into the environment and explore the relationship of historical records, personal anecdotes, and filmic representation, creating spaces of memory and uncertainty.
‘I am interested in engaging with scientific communities that continue to research where official knowledge has ended’, Rosa Barba remarked to Arts at CERN in a recent interview. Barba is now in the Laboratory to engage with CERN’s community and research and explore further ideas around art and physics.