On 13 February 2013, exhibiting artist Rosa Barba discussed her new exhibition at Turner Contemporary, Subject to Constant Change, and film installation Subconscious Society. shot in Kent and Manchester, at a live talk with Lynne Cooke, Andrew Mellon Professor at the National Gallery of Art Washington. Barba playfully explores cinema’s material elements: the physical characteristics of film (light, projector, celluloid filmstrip, screen, and sound apparatus) and the structure of cinematic narrative. In this conversation, Barba revealed her creative approach to the medium of film. She reflected upon the experience of working in East Kent, exploring how Turner Contemporary’s location in Margate impacted on the way in which she approached the exhibition. Barba’s work is presented alongside a number of perspective studies by JMW Turner, which she chose to accompany her work. She also discusses this unique connection to the painter.

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