Laboratorio Reversible & Zumzeig Cinema present: BLITZ Sessions #01: Oriol Sánchez
Experimental filmmaker Oriol Sánchez, also known as HH, presents his latest work in video and a performance in Super 8 and 16 mm. All the films projected in this session deal with the aggression and brutality of the medium itself, exploring the violence of bodies and alluding to the inherent destructiveness of the kinematic machine.
- -with destructive intent- (2011, dv, color, sound, 1 min.)
- Private Eye (2013, dv, color-b&w sound, 15 min.)
- Waking Windows aka Victoria’s Wake (2014, three-channel video, color-b&w, sound, 10 min.)
- Venoms & Victims (Double screening in Super 8 & 16 mm, color-b&w, sound, 35 min.)
Oriol Sánchez (Barcelona) is an artist working in film and video, installation and performance. He is a film programmer and is part of the programming team of 'Xcèntric, CCCB's cinema'. His work has been screened at Kino Arsenal (Berlin), CGAI (Galicia), MALBA (Buenos Aires), ACMI (Melbourne), Anthology Film Archives (New York), TATE (London), MNCARS (Madrid), CCCB, National Gallery (Washington), Image Forum Experimental Film Festival (Tokyo), KONVENT.0 (Berga), EXABRUPTO (Vic), NOOK NOOK (Barcelona); Edited in compilations as Del éxtasis al arrebato, Festival of (In)appropriation y Apología / Antología;And distributed by 'HAMACA, media & video art distribution from Spain'.
“My works, both in video and in film, are in the limits of representation and narration. In them there is always a constant concern for the rhythmic and materialistic potential of the images, always close to abstraction or a strongly schematized figuration, where the characters, if there are any, beyond all psychology, are treated as forms, their gestures are Imbricate with the rhythms and textures of the image and populate a kind of interior landscape.” - OS