This is not Cinema, 20 de julio en Barcelona

This is not Cinema

Este jueves día 20 de julio en Crater-Lab, This is not Cinema, una sesión con algunas de mis películas experimentales, abstractas o la etiqueta que más os guste ponerle a este tipo de cine.

La entrada cuesta solo 5 euros e incluye una consumición. La sesión dura más o menos una hora, pero seguramente hablaremos un poquito y demás, así que quizá se alargue a hora y media o lo que dé de sí la charla…

Algunas películas son found footage, otras animación abstracta y otras experimentos que podrían entrar en varios géneros distintos. Un poco de psicogeografía, un poco de data bending, un poco de motion graphics y mucho flicker.

¡Os espero!

iotaSalon, LA (03/23/2017): The Best of Punto y Raya Festival

RGB Colour Model at iotaSalon, LA.

One of my flicker animation pieces (RGB Colour Model) will be screened next week in LA as part of “The Best of Punto y Raya” program. Lots of great stuff, if you’re in LA, don’t miss it! Thursday, March 23, 8PM.

“We are excited to announce the next installment of our ongoing iotaSalon series, a selection of beautiful and provocative works from the Punto y Raya Festival 2016 to screen at the Echo Park Film Center on Thursday, March 23. Punto y Raya has been dubbed ‘the most abstract film festival in the world’ by the Japanese press. Based in Barcelona, Spain, the festival criss-crosses the globe with each year’s award-winning films, representing the best of contemporary abstract film. The 85-minute Best-Of program showcases experimental narrative expressions using pure form, color, motion, and sound, avoiding direct representation and bringing people together with imagery that is current, universal and timeless.”

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@ Festival APOLLO 4 [20 – 26 novembre, Boucau, Anglet (France)]

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Festival APOLLO 4 . art & musique

avec AA tigre, _blank, Sandra Cuesta, Gérard Dalla Santa, Alain Fleig, Guilh’em All, Emmanuel Lagarrigue, Béranger Laymond, Leve, Mikel R. Nieto, Pavane, Hugo Pernet, Sajjra, Cindy Sherman, Meredith Sparks, Deborah Turbeville.

BOUCAU . Apollo . 20-26/11

ANGLET . Baroja . 26/11 + 14/01

BAYONNE . DIDAM . 01/12-17/01

En écho à une mélancolie propre à la saison hivernale, l’esprit absorbe la poésie des souvenirs, la nostalgie des lieux, l’esthétique des films noirs, les corps en présence, les voix intérieures. Une zone grise se dessine, incertaine, insaisissable, où s’agglomèrent des fragments de l’existence et d’où s’échappent des envies d’ailleurs.

Une exploration entre art contemporain et musique.

Pour commencer…

Vendredi 20 novembre, 18h30: Inauguration de l’exposition Partie 1, Salle Apollo, Boucau.

avec Béranger Laymond, Emmanuel Lagarrigue, Sandra Cuesta, _blank

Exposition ouverte tous les jours du 20 au 26/11, de 14h à 19h. Entrée libre.

Visite commentée le dimanche 22/11 à 16h.

Samedi 21 novembre, 20h30: Concerts, Salle Apollo, Boucau.

AA Tigre (minimal folk, Quintana del Castillo).

projet Leve (séance d’écoute, édition limitée à 250 ex. de vinyles conçus par des artistes et musiciens).

Guilh’em All (indus, musique concrète et rotative, techno approximative, Villefranche-de-Rouergue).

Computer Music Studies: (vidéos, quand le son devient image, par Mikel R. Nieto (San Sebastian) y _blank (Barcelona))

Ambiance slows et rock and roll, dans l’exposition. Entrée 6 euros.

Ensuite…

Jeudi 26 novembre, 20h30: Performance AV, Ecuries de Baroja, Anglet.

avec Mikel R. Nieto y _blank: Standing in the meeting of two eternities .

Les recherches de Mikel R. Nieto portent sur la captation de sons et sur leurs mises en situation. _blank travaille sur les médias visuels et sur les interactions directes son/image. En duo, à l’issue d’une résidence de 4 jours, ils vont investir les Ecuries de Baroja pour proposer une expérience intense, dans un épais brouillard, entre projections lumineuses hypnotiques et vibrations sonores. Entrée libre. Réservation au 05 59 58 35 60.

Direction artistique: François Loustau / La Maison. Informations au 06 80 68 80 38.

Evénement Facebook.

Folloneras

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Hoy, viernes 19 de junio, se presenta en Madrid, a las 20h en Café Molar, el fanzine Folloneras de ¡Hostia un Libro!, en el que ando por alguna página hablando de señoras que arman follones sonoros. Por donde no andaré es por la presentación, porque no estoy en el mismo espacio-tiempo, pero vayan ustedes si pueden y me cuentan. Hay también una exposición, y con suerte hasta les dan algo de comer.

100-y-pico páginas y más de 70 colaboraciones entre artículos, relatos, poemas, ilustraciones, fotografías y cómic dedicados a todas aquellas mujeres que ya sea a base de empujones y guantazos físicos, conceptuales o verbales han destacado culturalmente por su amor al follón.

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La luz expandida: Nuevas tecnologías en el videoarte español [4 de junio, Madrid]

El próximo jueves 4 de junio se proyecta uno de mis vídeos en el Espacio Fundación Telefónica de Madrid dentro del ciclo audiovisual en torno a Jim Campbell comisariado por Playtime Audiovisuales. El programa incluye seis cortometrajes de diversos artistas y un coloquio en torno a la luz y el videoarte con Jaime Munárriz, Alba G. Corral, Hugo Alonso y Juanjo Fernández.

Proyecciones:

Kinematope [Gare d’Austerlitz], de Pablo Valbuena. 2014. 3’
Conversaciones con el espacio, de Juanjo Fernández aka Gnomalab. 2014. 10’
Ruminant. 2012. 8’30″ y Site Unseen, de Alba G. Corral. 2012. 6’
Travelling to nowhere, de Hugo Alonso. 2010. 4’41”
Scan, de Hugo Alonso. 2010. 1’20”
Inverse Reverse, de Blanca Rego. 2010. 15’26”
Le vent et su mesure, de Jaime de los Ríos. 2015. 5’57”

Programa completo y reserva de entradas (es gratis) en Espacio Fundación Telefónica

NoiseVideo Festival 2015

“Since our start in 2012 we made few good things such as Brasil on Art (first online festival of Brazilian films on Art with Sao Paulo MoveCineArte Festival). We have investigated the representation of architecture with live sessions at Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina in Serbia and through the online format EVA (Experimental Video Architecture) Festival. Recently with the Circuit of Auckland with have streamed ‘Goodnight Kiwi’ an online session of New Zealand video art. Also since 2014 we have started the “Special Guest” programme with live streaming session aimed at introducing the work of single artist such as Mircea Nicolae, Federica Cogo, Brit Bunkley, Luciana Beneduce.

With 2015 we are happy to launch our new format titled NOISE VIDEO Festival that will present a short selection of videos that engage the dialogue between sound production and video/cinematic design. The goal is to explore this interaction field in the visual art. For this first edition we will present a wide gamma of possible approaches as a chance to start a debate and make it available to a wide audience. For this we have invited a group of authors to participate in this online festival that will take place from 3rd April – 3rd of May 2015.”

FILMS INVITED:

AARON CLUB
Hyperions Schicksalslied
Italy, 2013
time: 3′ 30”
Watch from HERE

THE UNSTITUTE
Wrong
UK, 2012
time: 4′ 35”
Watch from HERE

JENNIFER JUNIPER STRATFORDIO
Radioactive Dreams
US, 2014
time: 5′ 29”
Watch from HERE

ERIC SOUTHER
Dissecting Muybridge Excerpts Part 1
US, 2014
time: 14′ 14”
Watch from HERE

LARRY WANG
Ghosts
US, 2014
time: 1′ 38”
Watch from HERE

JESSE MALMED
Conque
US, 2014
time: 8′ 47”
Watch from HERE

BLANCA REGO
Engram (Optical Sound #001)
Spain, 2012
time: 2′ 27”
Watch from HERE

CHARLES COHEN
Figures
US, 2014
time: 1′ 00”
Watch from HERE

BENJAMIN DUCROZ
Press +
Australia, 2009
time: 1′ 27′
Watch from HERE

NATHAN THOMPSON
Zero Return
New Zealand, 2007
time: 9′ 44′
Watch from HERE

KIM ASENDORF
News From the Webcoast
Germany, 2011
time: 5′ 00”
Watch from HERE

LISSA MITCHELL
Rain
New Zealand, 1998
time: 8′ 40”
Watch from HERE

EMILY ALDEN FOSTER
Learning to Use the Alphabet
US, 2013
time: 3′ 36”
Watch from HERE

HOOLIGANSHIP
Super Sellody
US, 2008
time: 1′ 41”
Watch from HERE

GERALD WHITE
Bruxelles Double Sens
Belgium, 2013
time: 3′ 17”
Watch from HERE

More information at FilmEsssay

The Digital Muddy Expanded Media Festival V1.0: Crisis of the Visible

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Glifcker at The Digital Muddy Expanded Media Festival V1.0: Crisis of the Visible

Crisis of the Visual is an expanded media exhibition curated by Nia Burks. Each of the selected works in the show explores a different avenue of issues related to expiration, trace, and temporality in artworks that exist in an environment where preservation, documentation, and relic are highly regarded within the platform of their creation. Digital space is marked by view counts, likes, photographic or physical “evidence” and other markers of audience/creator presence that display traces of an artworks occupancy in a world where their survival is constantly being threatened by shelf life, planned obsolescence, and malfunctioning technology. Crisis of the Visual aims to explore what it means to create works of electronic art whose presence is constantly plunging into the past; a space too excessive to be regimented or contained. As events disappear with the progression of time itself, a work of art enters the crisis and instability of what it means to address presence in electronic and digital art. By utilizing the processes and concepts of signal manipulation, compression artifacting, memory, digital floaters and depth, RGB spectrums, object lust, entertainment, and movement, the artworks shown engage in a discussion about the promises and failures of the absolute.”

DAS2015: An exhibition of the digital moving image [3-7 March, Belfast]

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DAS has selected works by Katrina Stamatopoulos and Alexandra Spence, David Begley, Bernadette Comac and Blanca Rego (that’s me).

The work will be screened at the Beanbag Cinema in Donegall Street from the 3rd to the 7th of March. Opening hours will be 1 – 4pm.

There will be a reception on Thursday 5th March from 6-9pm. All are welcome.

Beanbag Cinema, 23 Donegall Street, Belfast. BT1 2FF

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“Le voyage dans la lune” at salonvideo_SUBmissions (Iași, Romania)

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My piece Le voyage dans la lune at salonvideo_SUBmissions (Iași, Romania).

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a project by Daniela Pălimariu and Luminița Apostu
at MAGMA Contemporary Medium, Sf. Gheorghe
opening: 17 decembrie 2014, ora 19.00
on view: 18/12/2014 – 11/01/2015
ART INStITUt 2014#03 presentation: 17/12/2014, at 20.00 with Daniela Pălimariu

SUBmissions is a self-explanatory exhibition. Firstly because it describes the gesture of application as a submission of the work of art to an authorized institution which is empowered to make validations through selections and display, and secondly because it reveals, without mediation, simply by naming the content, its constituent elements: an exhibition made out of applications. Sending applications in the art environment completes the circuit of a power relation between that who asks for, that who sends to, that who receives from, that who distributes and that who views. There are many applications for art projects because there are many calls for art projects – a multitude that controls what we already know as mass art production.

SUBmissions thus signals the organic and inevitable extension of contemporary art practices. As german artist Hito Steyerl remarks, visual artists are captively caught into an occupation in which they either no longer have time to produce work because they are preoccupied with writing and submitting applications, either they produce work based solely on the topics, criteria and conditions of the open calls. It is the case of many friends who complain recently that they no longer want to apply to anything: the applications are a burden and it makes them sad. Of course, many others are still fascinated. While bineg scouted, selected, listened, inspected, auditioned – the open call applicants wake up in the middle of an application burden where they need to present themselves, to explain themselves to juries, to motivate the validity of their practices in a convincing voice, to sell themselves.

Etymologically, since the 14th century, the English word “submission” meant “an act of referring to the judgement and decision of someone”, taken from old French “sousmission” or directly from Latin, where “submissio” / “submittere” meant “immersion”, “lowering”, “letting down”. In Romanian we have the words “submersiune”, but also “submisiune” and “supunere”, and even if to “apply to” or to “submit to” marks the positive action of mobilizing creative energy, the terms still carry a derogatory sense, that of submissiveness and docility towards a superior power. The meaning of “submission” as a “humble obedience” appears in the mid-15th century together with the adjective “submissive” (as “humble”) which gets used in political relations between states and within state hierarchies. The way in which this vocabulary transposes into the visual art language does not come out of nowhere, as similar hierarchies get constituted also at the level of art institutions. On the other side, the call for projects as applications, as a shouting out to potential respondents, asks for application submissions as in a lotery mechanism, both for the applicant and for the call owner.

The format of this exhibition is at the same time a sub-mission for re-evaluating the collection of received works. If salonvideo’s main mission was to structure a collection based on certain subjective criteria, its sub-mission is that of revealing to the public an objective formula, one that is un-filtered by the application process results.

SUBmissions is an inclusive exhibition. Regardless of the assumption of a curatorial role, any exhibition produces a selection. salonvideo tried to avoid the radicality of the selection. It is this why the idea of displaying all the received applications aims at a reversed submission of that who opens the call towards that who applies.

Croatian theorist Boris Buden defines the curator as a customs officer – a character who decides who goes and who stays outside the borders of art – a radical definition, but one that applies to the mechanisms of producing art events through selection. If one year ago we were enthusiastically embracing the receiving of over 100 works as an aswer for the open call that we launched for the 4th edition of salonvideo, and if we were selecting works with even greater enthusiasm, as a curatorial method on “matters of method”, the rigourousness of the selection has remained ever since a doubtable act to which we now come back with an obligation.

SUBmissions is a playlist exhibition. Grouped randomly, the video works can be played in any order, they can be stopped of repeated. The participatory character and the dynamics of interaction with the works give back the public the opportunity to be part of a selection process, and give the opportunity to be seen unconditionally to the artist. Although salonvideo works as a platform with an institutional power of selection, by keeping also the unselected works it proposes a discrete mediation of the relation between the authors and the public who are interested in video art.

Salon Video: Matters of Method

Salon Video

December 6 – 22 2013, Iași, Romania

Dan Acostioaei [RO] · Felix Aftene [RO] · Marijke Appelman [NL] · Liliana Basarab & Mihaela Varzari [RO] · Matei Bejenaru [RO] · Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen [NO] · Joanna Bonder [PL] · Ștefan Botez [CH] · Pavel Brăila [MD] · Gui Castor [BR] · Gabrielle Conilh de Beyssac & Jules Guissart [FR] · Doplgenger [RS] · Bjoern Drenkwitz [DE] · Giorgio Garippa [GB] · Johannes Gerard [DE] · Stéphane Ghozzi [DE] · Eugenia Gortchakova [DE] · Paul Hendrikse [DE] · Stephanie Hough [IRL] · Kai Miedendorp [DE] · David Mikulan [HU] · Jolene Mok [HK] · Monotremu [RO] · Andreco & Manuel Moruzzi [IT] · Mircea Nicolae [RO] · Mari Ohno [JP] · Doris Prlic [NL] · Günter Puller [AT] · Jagrut Raval [USA] · Blanca Rego [ES] (that’s me) · Jozeth van de Snepscheut [NL] · Topp & Dubio [NL] · Ricardo Trigo [DE] · Ioana Cazan – Tufescu [RO] · Sylvia Winkler & Stephan Koeperl [DE] · Ina Wudtke [DE] · Young Poor Artists [LT] · Ana Zubak [HR]

Opening: December 6 2013, 6pm – 9pm

18:00 tranzit.ro/ Iași: IAȘITEX Building, Primăverii Bd., no. 2, 7th
19:00 Galeriile Fundației Regale, BCU Building, Păcurari St. no. 4
21:00 Galeria Meru, Carol Bd. nr. 4

More information at Salon Video

Streaming Festival 8th edition (12/2013)

It’s the second time that I participate in The Streaming Festival, this year with a couple of sound art pieces and three video pieces included in the “Isfth the endcredits” program.

The Streaming Festival is an art event for exhibiting unconventional audio-visual art from all over the world. In addition to the festival, there is a growing permanent collection with video and sound art which can be viewed at all times. The database includes interviews with artists, reviews, biographies and background info on video and sound art. Its main focus is to create a complete as possible overview of the audio visual art exhibited on the Streaming Festival.

Tasks, tasks and more tasks…

Lately I’ve been working a lot. Besides my ‘official’ job as translator and my own projects I’m collaborating (as part of mediateletipos) with the festival Sensxperiment and we have a lot of things in perspective.

Right now we are already publishing some texts on the subject of the festival, Sensory Immersion, but we are also preparing the first exhibition, centred in the Dreamachine. Today I’ve finished the translation of the film FLicKeR, by Nik Sheehan, that will be one of the two stars of the exhibition, the other one will be, of course, a Dreamachine.

I hadn’t translated subtitles before and it’s a hard job, and quite slow. Fortunately, we had the original transcript in English, but still I’ve had to check the film continually.

Is Sunday and I’ve been working all day, and tomorrow the week stars again with its usual rhythm and tasks. Right now it’s raining, but I’m to tired to go out and record this wonderful sound…