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”.
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).
After screening at the Ethnographic Film Festival of Ecuador (Quito), Alcances (Cádiz), La Cabina (Valencia), LAN- Audiovisual Festival Obrero (Bilbao) and Etnovideográfica (Zamora), you can watch the film on Filmin platform.
We publish two new texts around Puta mina (Damned mine): The voices of the mine. Regarding the process in creating Puta mina (Damned Mine), by Chus Domínguez, and La palabra frente a la oscuridad, un prólogo para Puta Mina, by Daniel Bernabé
23 – 24 November 2018. The potential relationships between the University and the Museum, with the idea of imagining a common space, open to experimentation and citizen participation.
Contradictory fragments collected in the ruins of visual anthropology. A lucid and critical reflection of the Portuguese anthropologist and filmmaker Gonçalo Mota, with whom we continue a collective construction project about the possibilities / impossibilities of audiovisual anthropology.
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.
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.
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)
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.