Understanding cinema as a tool for self-knowledge that allows us to explore the potential of our senses and feelings, we have created Xpresa: an initiative intended to provide people at risk of social exclusion with resources that allow them to experiment and express themselves through the creation of personal cinematographic pieces, made with an accent on experience and the intuition that precedes knowledge.
In the last few years, Xpresa has collaborated with several local associations such as ASPERGA (Galician association for Asperger’s), ADCOR (A Coruña’s foundation for adults with disabilities), and the juvenile facility Centro de Menores San José de Calasanz. Within the framework of this initiative and in previous editions of Xpresa, these institutions have been visited by renowned filmmakers such as Pablo Mazzolo and Jeannette Muñoz, who contributed to the dissemination of cinema by delivering talks and workshops to the participants.
Andrés Duque. An improvised film
In the realm of filmmaking, experimentation is the creative force that we infuse into a story to make it reveal the secrets that remained untold. It is a way to test new paths, new forms, that will encourage innovative, creative strategies for our stories. In this workshop, we’ll delve into the work of a selection of filmmakers who devoted their life to audiovisual experimentation. Guided by their discoveries, we’ll put into practice some of their devices and strategies, using them as ingredients to create an improvised film.
For this edition of Xpresa, Spanish filmmaker born in Venezuela Andrés Duque will be in charge of delivering the workshop An improvised film. Duque is known for his explorations in the domain of non-fiction. His works, that can be seen as film essays, have been featured at many relevant festivals and art centers worldwide. His filmography includes Iván Z (2004), Color perro que huye (2011), Ensayo final para utopía (2012), Oleg y las raras artes (2016), and Carelia: Internacional con monumento (2019), among other works.