SINAIS EN CURTO: ROUND-TRIP JOURNEYS

SINAIS EN CURTO: ROUND-TRIP JOURNEYS

Today we’ll be presenting, within the framework of our on-site activities, our Sinais en curto selection: a handful of innovative, stimulating films by Galician artists. To celebrate (S8)’s 12th edition, we have proposed a sort of “Secret Friend” game to our guest...

VAL DEL OMAR. AN EXPLOSION AT IDLING SPEED

VAL DEL OMAR. AN EXPLOSION AT IDLING SPEED

On the occasion of this 12th edition, we’re devoting a major section of the festival to the life and works of José Val del Omar, who we have chosen to be our guiding light this year. Val del Omar was a filmmaker, a poet, an inventor, and a mystic who, since he started...

HELENA GIRÓN AND SAMUEL DELGADO’S LIBRARY

HELENA GIRÓN AND SAMUEL DELGADO’S LIBRARY

The guest authors of our Foco Sinais show us around their library We all place our books in a secret order, even though we are sometimes reluctant to admit it. We recently moved out of the house in which we had been living for eight years –it wasn’t a big house. It’s...

ESPERANZA COLLADO. SKATE OR DIE

ESPERANZA COLLADO. SKATE OR DIE

In 2014, the Spanish artist, researcher, and professor Esperanza Collado visited us with her performance We Only Guarantee the Dinosaurs –a very peculiar project on the possibilities of combining mobile projectors, playing with lights and shadows, off sounds, objects,...

SIXPACKFILM “BODY GAMES”. WORD OF MARA MATTUSCHKA

SIXPACKFILM “BODY GAMES”. WORD OF MARA MATTUSCHKA

For this 12th edition of (S8), Dietmar Schwärzler –an outstanding representative of the Austrian cooperative and distribution company of experimental film sixpackfilm– has curated a program where artist Mara Mattuschka and her “corporeal” cinema is given a special...

Nomadica. Il corpo latente

Nomadica. Il corpo latente

THE DORMANT BODY. TWO TEXTS ON MARINELLA PIRELLI To celebrate the special program Il corpo latente, a selection of Italian experimental pieces curated by Giulia Mazzone and Giuseppe Spina from Nomadica, we share with you two texts by Erik Bullot that look into the...

TOMONARI NISHIKAWA. FIRST EXHIBITION

TOMONARI NISHIKAWA. FIRST EXHIBITION

In 2020, during the lockdown months, we exchanged several emails with Tomonari Nishikawa –an interview that would eventually materialize in the Camera Obscura episode that we devoted to his work. Down below you’ll find part of those exchanges, where Nishikawa tells us...

SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL

SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL

David Sherman and Rebecca Barten On the occasion of our encounter Micro is Big, which will bring together the representatives of some of our favorite theaters, we share with you one of the first texts to ever have used the term “microcinema”, written by the founders...

JAMES EDMONDS. A HOME OF GEOMETRY AND POETRY

JAMES EDMONDS. A HOME OF GEOMETRY AND POETRY

A Return is a film that makes the concept of return its raison d’être. His creation is, in fact, given by the alternation of footage of two different places that the director has impressed on film and that he overlaid according to criteria that could be defined as...