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Visual origin. Film l video l information

19:3021:00 h
Venue: MACBA, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona
Plaça dels Àngels, 1
08001 Barcelona
Price: From 6€ to 10.50€

In June 1977, a group of experimental film and video makers, photographers, poets and artists working with alternative media founded FVI/Film Vídeo Informació, in Barcelona. The initial nucleus was made up of Eugènia Balcells, Eugeni Bonet, Juan Bufill, Carles Hac Mor, Manuel Huerga, Ignacio Julià and Luis Serra.

The members of FVI wanted to explore and promote – individually and collectively – the possibilities of experimental cinema and video in an interdisciplinary context and according to a broad and progressive notion of the arts. To do this, they organised screenings and edited two issues of Visualmagazine (1977–78), coordinated by Balcells, Bonet and Huerga. Their objective was to open debates and reflect on the audiovisual field at a time that was deemed foundational: a moment of political transition, liberation, and mental and sensory opening. Among the authors promoted and supported by FVI and Visual were Chantal Akerman, Anthony McCall and Michael Snow, as well as a classic like Carl Theodor Dreyer.

This exhibition will focus on the attitude and project that FVI and Visual represented as foundational, critical and creative initiatives, resulting in numerous subsequent manifestations and collaborations in the visual and audiovisual fields.

The exhibition presents a selection of works that will shed light on some of the contributions of the members of this group made between 1976 and 1989, both as joint collaborations and as individual works, especially in experimental film, video and television.

Visual origen. Film l vídeo l informació