BAC kindly invites you to the screening of Rosa Barba’s film Outwardly from Earth’s Center (2007) at the Almedalen Library on 18 October, 2012 at 19.00.
The film develops a narrative of a fictitious society on an unstable piece of land in danger of disappearing. This situation requires the population’s collective initiative in order to secure the survival of the individual and of the society. The concept has a certain basis in reality since Gotska Sandön moves approximately one metre per year. Fictional expert reports strengthen the surrealistic atmosphere that slowly but surely replaces the experience of what one might first consider a beautiful documentary with a more abstract and somewhat absurd picture of people’s struggle and vulnerability.
Outwardly from Earth’s Center was produced on Gotland in the framework of BAC’s Production-in-Residence program in 2006.
Born in 1972, Rosa Barba is a visual artist who lives and works in Berlin. She studied at the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne and the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam. She has exhibited her works in many solo and group shows and participated in a number of media, video and film festivals (Oberhausen, Rotterdam, Lima, Sao Paolo, and Montreal, among others).She has received numerous prizes and awards.
Short introduction by Lívia Páldi, Director, BAC
The event is organized in cooperation with Almedalen Library.