A document that tries to achieve things as a process. Proyecto Teleclub

Between 2016 and 2017 we developed the Teleclub Project. We present now the results of the process.

Experiencing shared learning could also be closer to that point where you stop doing work, wanting a product, where conema no longer claims the film and reaches the images, as suggested by Peter Pál Pelbart about Fernand Deligny. To reach things as a process or as an event, where they emerge, occur and repeat themselves, differing, without the pretense of being encapsulated in a mold for media diffusion. The value of the document, today, can be rather that of generating a debate or an interrogation, that of constituting an invitation to participate in a certain process, and not that of witnessing a supposed truth to be spread”. Continue reading


Deutero-Cine. Olatz González Abrisketa

Olatz González Abrisketa, anthropologist and filmmaker, bets on this text, within the section About the impossibility of an anthropological cinema, for “a cinema that is lagging behind, a cinema that supports, that attends to the detail of the reality of others (or of his own as if it were another) to find what he did not know what he was looking for, fundamentally because he did not exist “.

“How to avoid the domestication of difference, of the other, of that on whose distance anthropology is founded and in whose access lies the fascination for cinema? How to generate with a camera or through the screen the encounter that allows us to invent ourselves mutually and significantly? How to see? How to decolonize the thought… and the look? ” Continue reading


Anthropology, representation and absence. The case of Libertad, a film about memory and damage. Jorge Moreno

Jorge Moreno, anthropologist and filmmaker expert in memory and repression, reflects from the film Libertad on how audiovisual anthropology can face the use of materials from the past, a complex exercise that involves both thinking the cinematographic language and the interpretation of sensitive materials or the limits of representation.

“The control exerted by concepts in the analysis of reality when we write a text is not transferable to film language. “Closing of concept” does not work well with “opening by film” […]  The interesting thing about this dialogue is precisely to understand that the marriage of anthropology and cinema works in the sense that concept is renounced and context embraced; those situations that, selected cinematographically, remind us that one of the ways to produce knowledge in this discipline lies in offering a place from which to look at reality”. Continue reading


Call for experimental and research projects

With the aim of consolidating LAAV_ as an open and stable space in the museum for audiovisual research with the communities, we appeal to researchers and / or artists interested in the LAAV_ work lines to present their proposals. The call will be open between May 7 and June 8, 2019.  
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Notes for a sexually dissident audiovisual anthropology. Quiela Nuc

We continue within About the imposibility of anthropological cinema with a text by the artist, curator and teacher Quiela Nuc, who on this occasion makes a personal journey through her narrative and aesthetic affiliations. Present from the beginning of the text to the last image, the recently disappeared Barbara Hammer, whose work “constitute a valuable archive and repertoire of experiences, places and identities traversed by that “other” desire, the one that is non-hetero-regulated”. Continue reading


Laav_ 18 Meetings. Museums and University. Investigate in a hybrid space.

We publish the rapporteurships and reflections that emerged from the last Laav_18 Meetings, in which we dealt with a common Museum-University space for research and creation.
Relatorías. Elena Sánchez Nagore, Coral Bullón, Zoe Hernández y Pablo Coca.
Encuentros Laav_2018. Museos y universidad: investigar en un espacio híbrido. Lorenzo Bordonaro.
La parte sumergida del Iceberg. La docencia del audiovisual entre el museo y la universidad. Javier Fernández Vázquez
Practicar la experimentación en la relación antropología audiovisual / museo. Sara Sama Acedo


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).