Val del Omar Val del Omar. The mecha-mystics of the cinema
This exhibition invites visitors to enter the fascinating universe of José Val del Omar (1904-1982), one of the most original and obscure filmmakers in our country
Val del Omar
23
Sep
2015
10
Jan
2016
The mecha-mystics of the cinema

Val del Omar

The mecha-mystics of the cinema

23
Sep
2015
10
Jan
2016
Venue: LABoral Centro de Arte

This exhibition invites visitors to enter the fascinating universe of José Val del Omar (1904-1982), one of the most original and obscure filmmakers in our country, who understood cinema as a total art and who based his work on the most avant-garde experimentation.

With the neologism mecamisticism (mechanics + mística), the artist refers to the universe of machines, which he faced, like reality, with a mistic attitude, that intends to see beyond the immediate.

The show includes materials of different nature that the artist used in his work: essays, poetic and technical texts, documents (like the patent of cross-talk and the filmmaking standards BiStandard e Intermediate), prototypes for sound equipment (like the Spanish Phoneme Stand), or photographies and collages.

The lab PLAT (Picto Lumínica Audio Tactil), recreated in shows from the original objects that made it up, is one of the cores of this proposal. El PLAT (1974-1982) concentrates the last works by José Val del Omar, an unfinished project and in constant mutation where the filmmaker set up an experimentation workshop and it was the place where he spent the last years of his life, focusing on the production of a corpus of audiovisual variations, texts and collages, that have been kept in their original location until today. His two short films Aguaespejo granadino (1953-55) and Fuego en Castilla (TactilVisión del páramo del espanto) (1958-60) will also be shown in the exhibition.

 

Curator: Cristina Cámara Bello

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Coordination Archive Val del Omar: Piluca Baquero Val del Omar

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