VAL DEL OMAR. AN “APROJIMACIÓN”
Saturday June 5 | 12:00 pm | SALA (S8) PALEXCO | Get your free ticket
For this conference, we take up Val del Omar’s concept “aprojimación”, that is, an “approaximation” –a term that he coined by merging two Spanish terms that share the same root: “aproximar” [to approach something, but also to approximate, to bring together] and “prójimo” [neighbor, fellow man]). Our purpose? To discuss the national and international dissemination of Val del Omar’s work. In this session, we’ll delve deeper into the topics put forward in the programs that we have curated as a tribute to this Andalusian creator and his unparalleled work (Cinema as an element and a special Camera Obscura episode devoted to his PLAT lab). We have invited a group of experts who, on the occasion of these activities, will guide us into the fascinating Val del Omar galaxy.
Gonzalo Sáenz de Buruaga
A frequent collaborator and lifelong friend of Val del Omar, Gonzalo Sáenz de Buruaga co-founded, with Val del Omar’s daughter, the Film Archive María José Val del Omar y Gonzalo Sáenz de Buruaga, an institution that has played a major role in the preservation and dissemination of Val del Omar’s life and work.
Piluca Baquero is the director of Val del Omar’s archive. For over 20 years, she has administered and supervised the preservation of Val del Omar’s work, while working as a film producer and director of the bachelor’s degrees in Filmmaking and Audiovisual Fiction at Camilo José Cela University.
Victor Berlín is a film editor, programmer, professor, and cultural manager. Since 2007, he has devoted himself to studying the life and work of the Andalusian filmmaker. In 2013, he co-founded, with Beatriz Navas, the film archive PLAT.TV, whose name is a tribute to Val del Omar.
Moderator: Elena Duque