Laboratorio Reversible is a collective based in Barcelona, oriented towards the creation, experimentation, thinking, spreading and conservation of analog film. A place of meeting and work that aims to generate a community and to encourage possible sinergies among the members of the group, and among non members that share our interests.
The collective is open to all kind of proposals concerning analog film without any distinction of cinematographic genre. One of the main focus of our interest is film as a trade, because of its character of manual labor as well as because of the material dimension of its production process. That is the reason why we want to keep alive the tools and the knowledge needed to work with analog cinema, in collaboration and coexistence with digital cinema practices.
The laboratory will create, in this sense, a bank of tools and will facilitate the transmission of the knowledge needed to use them. The use of these tools will be communal, and they will be used to work in individual as well as in collective film projects.
Another of the interests of Reversible is programming analog film. Besides of having our own screening space, we would like to expand our programs, collaborating with other spaces throughout the city, with the purpose of establishing links and to generate fruitful interchanges. We consider that programming should be aware of the special features of the places and the audiences to which it is addressed.
Laboratorio Reversible will become a member of the international lab network [http://www.filmlabs.org] with the purpose of interchanging knowledge, access to resources and materials.