28-05-2020

(Español) La apertura a lo que sucede o la posibilidad de contarnos cosas pequeñas y simples. Mafe Moscoso y Chus Domínguez.

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Extracto de la correspondencia llevada a cabo entre la investigadora Mafe Moscoso y el realizador Chus Domínguez en torno al proyecto Hostal España entre septiembre de 2019 y mayo de 2020.
“Encuentro que la idea de ponerse al servicio material, sensorial y estético del mundo es una condición para la investigación, aunque yo agregaría lo político, es decir: ponerse al servicio material, sensorial, estético y político del mundo, lo cual me lleva de regreso a aquello sobre lo cual te escribí en mi carta anterior: el acercamiento, las relaciones con las que tejemos relaciones cuyo fin es producir un conocimiento etnográfico. ¿No estamos hablando, finalmente, de elegir una parte del universo y colocar sobre él una atención etnográfica, con ternura y cuidado?”
Este texto forma parte de nuestra serie Acerca de la imposibilidad de un cine antropológico.

27-04-2020

(Español) 2020. Elena López Riera

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Seguimos nuestro recorrido por los límites y contradicciones del cine antropológico. En este caso la cineasta y programadora Elena López Riera nos propone un conjuro a través del eco de una voz antigua que atraviesa las edades hasta nuestro presente alucinado. Un texto-complot en cuyo núcleo se sitúa y se problematiza la idea de el otro. “Como si todavía fuera posible definir los límites que separan una identidad de otra, como si todavía fuera posible pensarnos como individuos aislados, y no como partículas contaminadas y contaminantes, que imponen su mirada, su condición, sus lenguas y fluidos a cualquier ente vivo con el que se relacionan. Como si hubiéramos olvidado que la otredad no es una categoría absoluta, sino relativa siempre a nuestra propia subjetividad”.

22-01-2020

Five Tours, One Point of View. MUSAC Collection

Four projects developed by LAAV_ are taking part of the exhibition Five Tours, One Point of View. MUSAC exhibition that will open its doors on January Saturday the 25th in MUSAC. In this exhibition, created on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of MUSAC, LAAV_ is located within the section  Relational Dynamics. Context and situated action, curated by Manuel Olveira. Four timelines will be arranged to show the creative processes behind of which the projects La rara troupe, Teleclub, Damn Mine (Puta Mina) and Libertad have been realized. This is a space thought to stimulate dialogue, which will be activated with different actions throughout the time of the exhibition (until September the 20th 2020).

08-01-2020

(Español) Rodando el límite. Autogestión y disparate, un nuevo proyecto de La rara troupe apoyado por la convocatoria Art for Change de la Caixa

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Rodando el límite: autogestión y disparate es un nuevo proyecto de La rara troupe que ha sido apoyado por la convocatoria Art for Change de La Caixa. El proyecto plantea convocar a un grupo de personas con intereses combinados tanto en el audiovisual como herramienta (de expresión, creación e investigación) como en el malestar psicosocial. El propósito es hacerlo extensible a colectivos y personas que se sitúan en “los márgenes” de lo que se entiendo por normalidad, tanto en lo referido a cuestiones de salud mental como a cuestiones físicas, laborales o sociales en sentido amplio.

07-11-2019

Fragments/Collage of an etno-cinematographic diary of frustrations. Adriana Vila Guevara.

Adriana Vila Guevara, anthropologist and filmmaker, writes in this text a meditation derived from the creative process surrounding her film Belén(2016). In this text she reflects on the contradictions of a creative process (that of a cinematic process) that comes from a context that somehow limits its own creative independence, more so if it is to be compared to the previous freedom of an ethnographic work.”I was entering into the mechanics of the cinematic industry, which would give me some benefits and learnings but also would imply sacrifices, involving a whole range of duties, obligations and limitations. It had already started. The initiation had begun, there was no turning back”.

 

This text is part of our series About the impossibility of anthropological cinema.

23-10-2019

Damn Mine (Puta Mina) in the art exhibition “Open Skies. Art and extractive process of the earth” in CDAN (Huesca)

Puta Mina is being shown between October the 24th of 2019 and January the 12th of 2020 in Centro de Arte y Naturaleza (CDAN, Huesca) in a collection of works produced by more than thirty artists. This exhibition reflects on the impact that the mining industry has on the landscape, environment, society and earth. In doing so it offers a point of view on the relation between nature and technology, ecology and science and between past and future.

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11-10-2019

22nd  and 23rd of November, 2019

The meetings of LAAV_ are proposed as an space of exchange between researchers, educators and artists in which to share processes and work methodologies. As part of the meetings we will have with us some of the projects that are being produced under the Open LAAV_ fund. Additionally we will have external researchers as well as a presentation of the processes of LAAV_’s own works Hostal España and Libertad.

Access the program here.

01-10-2019

(Español) La Fundación Daniel y Nina Carasso y el LAAV_. Un encuentro alrededor del arte y la ciudadanía.

From LAAV_ we would like to thank Fundación Daniel y Nina Carasso for the support and backing offered for four years. This support helped to create and consolidate a space that is now a reference not only to other museums, but to the film sphere.

With the creation of LAAV_, the museum was proposing new ways of collaborative practice in which to join production, research, arts and action on communities. In short, to transform the way we create culture from the institutions.

For that, support from MUSAC, museum in which the laboratory is located, has been capital. However, without the support and collaboration from Fundación Daniel y Nina Carasso this adventure would not have started on the first place.

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23-09-2019

(Español) La conjura de los patios traseros y las películas ventana. Ana Useros

From Hitchcock and Cassavetes being projected on Cinema Doré, to open-source films projections on open spaces in Lavapiés neighborhood, film critique and curator Ana Useros proposes a reflection on the poetics and politics of participation. Having as a reference the differentiation between painting and window filmmakers proposed by Serge Daney. This is part of our collective reflection-project About the impossibility of anthropological cinema.

(Picture taken from 11ª Muestra de Cine de Lavapiés).

11-09-2019

Interactive Map of Libertad project

After months of work we are introducing the interactive map in which the process behind Libertad project is detailed. The interactive map was designed, executed and conceptualized by Daniela Martagón. Web design by solserpiente. We are introducing the interactive map along with the film in the  National Museum of Anthropology (Madrid) on Saturday the 14th of September at 12:00. Furthermore, on the 20th of September the same project will be discussed on the International Producers Meeting Encuentro 3XDOC , promoted by  DOCMA.  Click here to access the interactive map.