Albert Alcoz

Albert Alcoz (b.Barcelona, 1979) has a Fine Arts degree from the University of Barcelona and a Master on Creative Documentary Cinema and a Doctorate on Cinematographic Theory, Analysis and Documentation by the Pompeu Fabra University. He has published many articles on film and contemporary art in magazines such as Archivos de la Filmoteca, Secuencias or the cultural supplement Cultura/s of the spanish newspaper La Vanguardia. He has written the essays The cinema of Craig Baldwin. Collage essays in the age of jamming culture for the book Rock, paper, scissors, Collage in documentary cinema (Sonia García López & Laura Gómez Vaquero (Ed.), Ocho y Medio, 2009) and Documenting aesthetics. Comicality in American underground cinema for The oblique laughter (Elena Oroz & Gonzalo de Pedro (Ed.), Ocho y Medio, 2009). He writes the blog on experimental film Visionary Film and was part of the editorial board for the online magazine Blogs&Docs specialized on documentary films. He co-directed the Venusplutón! web project (2008-2013) on national music videos and wrote the blog Unvisionary Clip (2007-2009) on international music videos.

He created the project Amalgama, film sessions and experimental video (2008-2010), a series of film screenings by local authors conducted in centers like the Galeria Atelier, La Fábrica or festivals as LOOP (Barcelona) and VISUAL Majadahonda (Madrid). As a curator has also collaborated with the MALBA (Buenos Aires), La Virreina Centre de la Imatge and Xcèntric (Barcelona), La Casa Encendida (Madrid) and Animateka festival (Ljubljana).

Since 2005 he makes super 8 and 16mm films, as well as videos, that probe the nature of the moving image format, using the medium from a visual perspective related to the tradition of avant-garde film, video art and music video. Some of his works are distributed HAMACA, Xcèntric Archive and are available on the web PLAT.TV.

His pieces have been screened at festivals such as Montreal Underground Film Festival (Canada), Australian International Experimental Film Festival (Australia), Haverhill Experimental Film Festival (USA), the Portland Experimental Film Festival (USA), Jornadas de Reapropiación of Mexico DF (Mexico), EXiS Seoul (Korea), Lucca Film Festival (Italy), Punto de Vista, Pamplona (Spain) and art centers as CalArts in Los Angeles and Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley (United States).

In 2013 started the project Angular, with Alberto Cabrera Bernal, a DVD label devoted to international experimental cinema. In 2014, with eight filmmakers, founded Laboratorio Reversible, an independent and collective film laboratory located in the city of Barcelona. In 2015 started the project Cinema Anèmic, a series of screenings on super 8 and 16 mm by local filmmakers.

Nationality: 

Spain

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