Aitor Gametxo

[BIO] 

Aitor Gametxo Zabala (Lekeitio, Bizkaia, 1989) combines traditional narratives and formal experimentation to create films between documentary and fiction.+

[TXT] 

“The eyes close and the light continues”. With these words ends Els Ulls, by Aitor Gametxo, and invites us to reflect on cinema, gazing and representation. The Focus on Aitor Gametxo plays with everyday life and affection poetry, finding day-to-day keys to identify ideas in forms, to access the real in appearances.
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El falso pez

— Galician premiere —

Video | Sound | Color | 2’ 30’’ | 2013

A group of toddlers and their teacher observe a small fish in a container of water. It moves and seems to have the vitality of an animal, but is it real?

En busca de los sonidos perdidos

— Galician premiere —

HD Video | Sound | Cor | 7’ | 2013

I travelled to Zürich to visit you before you return. Once there, I asked you to help me look for some sounds I need for a shortfilm I’m working on. The idea is simple: you decide where to point the audio recorder and I follow you with the camera.

Els ulls

— World premiere —

Video | Sound | Color | 9’ 30’’ | 2021

In the dead of night, a science fiction story about a blind population is intertwined with real voices of inhabitants of a small island. A game of textures and registers, where speech, declamation and reading allow us to see even with closed eyes.

Z

— Galician premiere —

Video | Sound | Color | 1’ 30’’ | 2020

This piece is part of the “Abecedario audiovisual del coronavirus” (Coronavirus audiovisual alphabet), an exercise carried out in the context of the Master in Theory and Practice of Creative Documentary at the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona, during the pandemic.

Una de sus vidas

— Galician premiere —

HD Video| Sound | Color | 8’ | 2013

An amateur filmmaker sends to a close friend all of the images and notes taken and recorded during a trip to Paris. “Those moments, as they were filmed, could not be lived. And thus they are not mine anymore”, says the first of the notes he sends to her in a shoe-box.

Cicha Symfonia

— Galician premiere —

HD Video | Sound | Color | 25’ | 2017

Wroclaw, in Poland, city of changing borders, is now, like all cities, the scene of noise and melodies that deaf people are unaware of. However, the movements they make with their hands, chests and faces, are merged each day with these urban rhythms that we are witness to an extraordinary silent symphony made up of visual rhymes, conversations, everyday moments, childhood emotions and pleasures that normally go unnoticed, but here they are rediscovered in the most comfortable of silences. It is a symphonic portrait of a resoundingly familiar city.

Otros diez minutos mayor

— Galician premiere —

HD Video | Sound | Color | 10’ | 2017

In 1978, filmmaker Herz Frank shot the memorable Ten Minutes Older in a single ten-minute sequence shot.
In 2017, some elementary school students have become spectators of those last ten minutes.

Hemen–Gaur–Berriz

— Galician premiere —

HD Video | Sound | Color | 9’ | 2020

Bitor and Mikel meet during the Bilbao festivities. The first look is going to be special for both of them, but they will remember it in a different way.

El falso pez

— Galician premiere —

Video | Sound | Color | 2’ 30’’ | 2013

A group of toddlers and their teacher observe a small fish in a container of water. It moves and seems to have the vitality of an animal, but is it real?

Una de sus vidas

— Galician premiere —

HD Video | Sound | Color | 8’ | 2013

An amateur filmmaker sends to a close friend all of the images and notes taken and recorded during a trip to Paris. “Those moments, as they were filmed, could not be lived. And thus they are not mine anymore”, says the first of the notes he sends to her in a shoe-box.

En busca de los sonidos perdidos

— Galician premiere —

HD Video | Sound | Color | 7’ | 2013

I travelled to Zürich to visit you before you return. Once there, I asked you to help me look for some sounds I need for a shortfilm I’m working on. The idea is simple: you decide where to point the audio recorder and I follow you with the camera.

Cicha Symfonia​

— Galician premiere —

HD Video | Sound | Color | 25’ | 2017

Wroclaw, in Poland, city of changing borders, is now, like all cities, the scene of noise and melodies that deaf people are unaware of. However, the movements they make with their hands, chests and faces, are merged each day with these urban rhythms that we are witness to an extraordinary silent symphony made up of visual rhymes, conversations, everyday moments, childhood emotions and pleasures that normally go unnoticed, but here they are rediscovered in the most comfortable of silences. It is a symphonic portrait of a resoundingly familiar city.

Els ulls

— World premiere —

Video | Sound | Color | 9’ 30’’ | 2021

In the dead of night, a science fiction story about a blind population is intertwined with real voices of inhabitants of a small island. A game of textures and registers, where speech, declamation and reading allow us to see even with closed eyes.

Otros diez minutos mayor

— Galician premiere —

HD Video | Sound | Color | 10’ | 2017

In 1978, filmmaker Herz Frank shot the memorable Ten Minutes Older in a single ten-minute sequence shot.
In 2017, some elementary school students have become spectators of those last ten minutes.

Z

— Galician premiere —

HD Video | Sound | Color | 1’ 30’’ | 2020

This piece is part of the “Abecedario audiovisual del coronavirus” (Coronavirus audiovisual alphabet), an exercise carried out in the context of the Master in Theory and Practice of Creative Documentary at the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona, during the pandemic.

Hemen-Gaur-Berriz

— Galician premiere —

Video HD | Sound | Color | 9’ | 2020

Bitor and Mikel meet during the Bilbao festivities. The first look is going to be special for both of them, but they will remember it in a different way.

Aitor Gametxo

The Focus on Aitor Gametxo collects a selection of the works by the Biscayan author, bringing us closer to his vision as a filmmaker and activating vital and poetic reflection on audiovisual representation.

Saturday 30 oct | 18:30 – 20:00h

Fundación Luís Seoane

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