Empirical effect
Empirical Effect

film type experimental film, fiction Production Country Germany production year 2010 runtime 27'00 colour
screening format 16mm aspect ratio 1.85:1 sound format Stereo languages Italienisch Subtitles Englisch
screening format DigiBeta aspect ratio 1.85:1 sound format Stereo languages Italienisch Subtitles Englisch

Mount Vesuvius as a central metaphor for the complex relationships between society and politics in Italy. Its powerful, unpredictable, destructive existence along with its location in a densely populated area on the Mediterranean coast ensure that it is ever present in the collective memory. Science has yet to discover a way to control this immense force of nature, and yet it is invisibly tied to the inhabitants and their environment.

director Rosa Barba Original-Filmmusik / Original Score Andi Toma, Jan St. Werner Schnitt / Editing Rosa Barba Bildgestaltung / DOP Rosa Barba, Benito Strangio Produktion / Production Rosa Barba Drehbuch / Script Rosa Barba Tongestaltung / Sound Design
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Germany
International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands
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Rosa Barba

Is an artist with a particular interest in film and the way in which it articulates space. Questions of composition, physicality and plasticity play an important role in the perception of her work. She interrogates the industry of cinema with respect to various forms of staging, reshaping and representing them anew.

2000 Panzano
2002 Pirate Spaces
2005 Parachutable
2005 It’s Gonna Happen
2007 Outwardly from Earth’s Center
2007 Waiting Grounds
2007 They Shine
2009 Let Me See It
2009 The Empirical Effect
2010 The Long Road
2010 A Private Tableaux
2011 Somnium
2012 Time as Perspective
2013 A Home for a Unique Individual
2013 Subconscious Society (Kent)
2013 Subconscious Society (Manchester)
2014 Subconscious Society, a Feature
2014 Definition Landfill
2010-2015 The Hidden Conference
2010/15 Vertiginous Mapping
2015 Bending to Earth
2015 The Color Out of Space
2016 Above the Plate and Receiver
2016 Disseminate and Hold
2017 Enigmatic Whisper