Galicia

Veo veo

Sabela Eiriz

— World premiere —

HD video | Sound | Color | 4’ | 2021

[ARTWORK] 

Veo veo is an intuitive game-like quest. A memory as an essay, traveling through still images. An audiovisual immersion in a moment of transition between one place and another.

[BIO] 

Visual artist whose primary mediums are photography, video, and text. Immersed in time, identity and memory, she works from the emotion, the conceptual and the poetic. + 

!DOCTYPE html

Blanca Rego

— Galician premiere —

HD video | Sound | Color | 4’ 32’ | 2016

[ARTWORK] 

!DOCTYPE html is a conceptual exercise around what digital data hides. An HTML document is converted to sound and sound is converted to image. What we hear and see is abstract. Apparently, it has no meaning, but behind the transcoding there is some data, a web page, that in its original format made sense and that an algorithm could understand and use to make a decision that affects us personally.

[BIO] 

Fascinated by cinema since childhood, she studied film directing and later digital animation. + 

Deeper

Ruth Montiel Arias

— European premiere —

HD video | Sound | Color | 5’ 50’’ | 2021

[ARTWORK] 

When most people are told to think of the sea, many will visualize a bucolic and romantic image: a sunset or sunrise sunbathing on a towel or deckchair, the beach bar with a drink in their hand or images of paradisiacal beaches with an immense sea. That imagery, which we have been building over time, is a fictitious construction that anesthetizes us before the reality of the seas’ depths. But everything is not like that. A few people imagine big storms, titanic waves crashing against rocks or lighthouses, and if they are adventurous, they will come up with an image of frozen seas covered with glaciers and animals jumping into the water.
How many people imagine the sea as an actual battlefield where constant genocides take place since the beginning of times? How many people visualize what its inhabitants suffer? How many of us think about the unseen landscape, the world below the surface? How much can we heal an invaded and destroyed space?
The number of fish that humans kill each year ranges from 1 trillion to 2.7 trillion *. In order to understand it better, if we align them in a row (the average length of a fish is 15 centimeters), they would form a line from the Earth to the Sun and vice versa of about three hundred million kilometers.
This is the starting point of In The Depth Of Space 2050, a project that speaks of exploitation and systematic violence carried out by humans and that hides in the depths of the seas annihilating billions of animal lives.

 

*Calculations by researcher Alison Mood obtained from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) between 1999 and 2007. From the book What a Fish Knows by Jonathan Balcombe.

[BIO] 

Ruth Montiel Arias, Palmeira (A Coruña) 1977, graduated in Applied Arts from the Pablo Picasso Higher Education School of Arts in A Coruña. She completed the Master of Concept and Creation Photography EFTI, Madrid and the Master of Corporate Identity at the Elisava School of Design, Barcelona. + 

El cansancio tiene un gran corazón

Acacia Ojea

— Galician premiere —

HD video | Sound | Color | 5’ 40’’ | 2020

[ARTWORK] 

Made during lock down, this piece arises from reflection after reading two books (Burnout Society by Byung-Chul Han and Knots by RD Laing) and the emotional digestion of this specific situation. A process of observation, of rest and of respect for the different steps and emotional times of the others. Also an inevitable identity rethinking based on space and context. My parents’ house in Vigo was recorded, during this period of time that brought the whole family together in coexistence, with my first video camera, which after many years was still waiting for me in my room.

[BIO] 

With classical musical training, Acacia Ojea (Vigo, 1994) graduated in Fine Arts in 2017. She works in the cultural sector in cities such as Marseille (Fr) and Porto (Pt) within the field of living arts and cinema and settles in Madrid where she did her postgraduate studies in Contemporary Audiovisual Creation at Master LAV. +

Mimic this

Alejandra Pombo

— World premiere —

HD video | Sound | Color | 11’ 33’’ | 2020

[ARTWORK] 

Mimic This (2021) follows the exploration that I began with a previous piece Hold It (2017) with other people’s images, film extracts and YouTube material, to explore through different formal strategies a kind of statement about ideas and concepts in relation to my way of understanding art. In Mimic This I create a series of situations with a group of people, who, by calling and responding, are interspersed with the assembly of other people’s material.

[BIO] 

Alejandra Pombo Su (Santiago de Compostela, 1979) has a degree in Visual Arts from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Complutense University of Madrid. +

Tenerife

Carme Nogueira

— Galician premiere —

HD video | Sound | Color | 14’ 13’’ | 2020

[ARTWORK] 

The video Tenerife proposes a dialogue with the homonymous work by Allegret and Lotar and wants to potentially propose itself as pedagogical material. It aims to create a relationship with the viewer and the subject, the territory, open, without trying to explain it, allowing to generate leaks and making it possible to incorporate other interpretations.
The video shows the process of making the drawings that are part of an installation, with which the video can be contextualized. The reserves on the paper, under a layer of black paint and its subsequent removal to reveal the image are configuring the landscape. These images of the process are accompanied by an audio in which the original audio of the Allegret and Lotar film (in French) can be heard in the background, being simultaneously dubbed by the author into Spanish. A translation that includes doubts, babbling and, with them, a subjective gaze.
This mode of configuration of the visible wants to avoid the original images of the film in order to update it, in some way, incorporating other points of view, imaginations or future projections.

[BIO] 

Carme Nogueira (Vigo, 1970) is a multidisciplinary artist and researcher. She has worked on the processes of subjectivation and the normalizing function of spaces through artistic research. +

Hauntopolis

Santiago Talavera

— World premiere —

HD video | Sound | Color | 7’ 55’’ | 2019

[ARTWORK] 

Hauntopolis is a kaleidoscopic video that shows the remains of an inhospitable landscape, creating an imaginary geography in continuous growth. The scenarios are traversed by spectral presences and the longing for a time that could have taken other paths.
The title, in reference to the hauntology of Mark Fisher, places us in a cultural present folded in on itself, absorbed in a strange simultaneity of echoes of the futures projected by modernity. Immersed in a sense of collective deception, any idea of ​​historical continuity or progress today faces a large mesh of television broadcasts, messages, spam files and videos on complex devices that materialize that “spectacular” vision of Guy Debord, in which the excess of images would transform capital itself into image.

[BIO] 

Santiago Talavera studied Fine Arts at the Complutense University of Madrid, including a one-year fellowship at Camberwell College of Arts, London. +

Galicia

For the Galician section of the festival, we are committed to a heterogeneous selection in terms of styles, formats and profiles, pursuing the traces of a cartography of the inhabited that is projected from the digital, the dystopian, the intimate, the physical and the cultural.

Friday 29 oct | 21:00 – 22:30h

Fundación Luís Seoane