About the impossibility of anthropological cinema

Film practice, ritual and mourning. Emotion as a border between the self and us. The researcher and professor Noemí García Díaz, through the exploration of the relationships between art, anthropology and psychology, opens a new way in this project about the possibilities and limits of audiovisual anthropology, “a discipline that has never been consolidated, nor defined, located on the border, in an eternal search for identity. In this unstable transit that has allowed us to hybridize with art we find its maximum interest and potential”.

Laav_ in Concreta 12, “Cinema to come”

The new issue of Concreta, the research journal about image, dedicated to the project Cine por venir (“Cinema to come”), includes an article about Laav_: An experience of creation and social research in the educational department of a contemporary art museum. An image of the latest production of La Rara troupe, La humana perfecta, illustrates the cover. The presentation of the journal takes place on Thursday November 29 at the Filmoteca of Valencia, with Pere Portabella, Nuria Enguita Mayo (Concreta), Sonia Martínez (Cine por venir) and Sofía Asencio (Sociedad Doctor Alonso).

Laav in Sociología Ordinaria (Ordinary Sociology) Meetings

On Tuesday 8 May, we participate in Encuentros Sociología Ordinaria (Medialab-Prado, Madrid) with “Comunidades, audiovisual e investigación experimental; una experiencia de antropología y arte” (Communities, audiovisual and experimental research; an anthropological experience and art”. The slogan of the meetings this year is “We do it and we shall see”, an emotional tribute to the essence of Sociología Ordinaria, with the objective of breaking the academic walls, including other voices and experiences.

Libertad project. Memory, adolescents and analog cinema

In the fall of 2017 we started Libertad, our first experience oriented to a formal teaching context. The aim was creating a learning community composed by adolescents, teachers and creators, who would work for several months in a horizontal and collaborative way in the realization of an artisan film about the repression in the Civil War and the postwar period, and in which the testimony of an old woman meets, somehow, with the eyes of the young people.

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Notes about, for and with LAAV_. Miguel Ángel Baixauli

First of all LAAV_ is an experimental project, an empirical and procedural laboratory. Each part of its processes is approached as an experiment of creation, a learning experiment and as a research experiment. It always tests different paths to collectively learn, to stimulate co-learning, which construct collaborative experiences of research and collective creation. This text is also an experiment, a textual laboratory. It does not aim to explain the work of LAAV_, but rather to dialogue with it to collectively develop a theoretical experimentation. (Seguir leyendo)

Creation / Research/ Groups. About the meetings Laav_17

We collect several reflections from the Laav_17 Meetings held last October as Creation / Research / Groups. Art as a critical practice with communities. Speakers María Acaso and Mafe Moscoso, and participants, Diego Pérez and Sara Potxemutxa, build a first-person-polyhedral story which takes us to the development of the meetings experience. Montse Romaní, who could not attend the meetings due to health issues, contextualizes two examples of collaborative cinema that we programmed.