French distributor La Vidéothèque presents a selection of five pieces by filmmakers and audiovisual artists who represent different ways of looking at the landscape. These international filmmakers contemplate outdoor scenarios to develop narratives about the environment that, in turn, affect the recorded medium. Analog film (super 8/16 mm) and digital video are the technological tools used to discuss the aesthetics of nature, the sensitivity of the perceptive subject or the essayistic character of the final cuts that weave the pictorial, the documentary and the ethnographic.
Screening of a selection of celluloid film experiments investigating the visual and the olfactory through unique procedures. Printed sequences on adhesive -then duly placed on transparent film- create an impressionistic film, with feminist overtones. In the performance Petrichor earth, leaves, plants and flowers form a harmonious landscape of fragrant vegetation whose scent refreshes and inspires.
Projection of a set of 16mm films by Lluís de Sola, with water as their common denominator. Shooting of natural environments such as rivers and beaches duly altered by the watery substance itself present in the documented places. A flowing cinema like river currents, eroding as the waves of the sea.
Screening of several individual and joint works done by photographer Blanca Viñas and filmmaker Albert Alcoz. Unusual optical treatments and singular chemical processes are the base of a unique analogue experimentation -in slides, photographs, super 8 and 16 mm film- documenting natural spaces through hypnotic perspectives.
Projecting a splendid selection of films made by this film maker specialized in shooting on analog film in super 8 and 16mm. Psychedelic representations of everyday scenes, animations figurative elements reminiscent Pop and evocative portraits of queer influence are some of the constants of a particular brilliantly attractive world.