Presentation of the exhibition "Drawn by the Pulse" by Rosa Barba | Tabakalera - Donostia / San Sebastián
22-06-2018 12:00

Presentation of the exhibition "Drawn by the Pulse" by Rosa Barba

Tabakalera presented this morning its summer exhitibion. The exhibition opening will be on Friday, June 22, at 8pm, and it will be on show until October 14. 

Tabakalera presents Rosa Barba’s exhibition Drawn by the Pulse, curated by Cristina Cámara Bello, Head of the Film and Video Collection of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid). The exhibition opening will be on Friday, June 22, at 8pm, and it will be on show until October 14.

Rosa Barba, with a career that covers more than twenty years, has made analogue technology and light her main working materials in order to build narratives that return again and again to the reality of film.

The actual form that Rosa Barba’s work takes has considerable importance. At a time when screens have taken over both technology and our lives, but when the screen itself has tended to become invisible, turning into a mere surface, the artist asserts the materiality of cinema and its sculptural dimension. Her pieces are an experience of mechanisms in movement, of rhythm, of live projection, involving the possibility of visualising the same material in different ways: from the projection of the beam of light on a flat surface to the viewing of the celluloid itself, frame by frame.

The piece that gives the exhibition its title, Drawn by the Pulse, which has been created specifically for it and produced by Tabakalera. Is in some way it is dedicated to Henrietta S. Leavitt, the American astronomer who at the beginning of the 20th century contributed to important discoveries that were attributed to Edward Pickering, the astronomer she worked for.

During the summer we will accompany the exhibition with a series of activities. From June 29 to July 1 there will be several screenings of the Barba’s film The Color Out of Space. And from July 5 to 8 we will celebrate the Third International Film Seminar which will bring together a series of professionals to think about the idea of the post-cosmos and how this relates to what this exhibition offers.

In addition, the visits and the different invited guests will enable us to appreciate the dimensions of the exhibition from the both the cinematographic and the spatial perspective, also taking advantage of the presence of the astronomy group, led by the Aranzadi Science Society, which we promote from Hirikilabs.

And a selection of materials is also available in Ubik for those who would like to continue exploring the world of Rosa Barba.

The exhitibion has been supported bat Goethe Institut.