Program of activities of the FICXLAB section

20th to 22th november 2013

FICXLAB is a new section of the Gijón International Film Festival, organized with LABoral, whose objective is to introduce video-art and experimental cinema within the framework of a film festival like Gijón

Program 1


This double program presents works by recognized authors from the field of experimental cinema. It is about bringing Gijón closer to the main names of the genre, fundamental figures to understand its evolution from the 60s to the present. The sessions will be presented by Paco Algarín, from Lumière magazine, and Alfredo Aracil, curator of Universo video_the other Spanish audiovisual.

Session 1
song, Nathaniel Dorsky, 18′
Spring, Nathaniel Dorsky, 23′
Three Landscapes, Peter Hutton, 47′
Place:Cajastur Cultural Center San Juan Bautista Collegiate Church, Gijón
Hour:8:15 p.m.
Total length:88′

Session 2
Listening to the Space in My Room, Robert Beavers, 19′
Susan +Lisbeth, Ute Aurand, 10′
To be Here, Ute Aurand, 38′
Place:Cajastur Cultural Center San Juan Bautista Collegiate Church, Gijón
Hour:10:30 p.m.
Total length:67′

Program 2


Program dedicated to presenting the work of certain international distributors and producers. Lux is one of the most important distributors of experimental cinema and video art. Beyond serving as a platform for artists such as Otolith Group or Luke Fowler, who have been nominated for prestigious awards such as the Tuner, LUX has developed its own style, a particular way of working with memory, territory or tradition. audiovisual experimental.

Over the Horizon, Emily Richardson, 2012, 20′
The creation as we saw, Ben Rivers, 2012, 14′
The poor Stockinger, the Luddite Cropper and Deluded, Luke Fowler, 2012, 61′
Place:LABoral Chill-out Center for Art and Industrial Creation
Hour:6:30 p.m.
Total length:90′

Round table
Alberto Gracia, director of O quinta evanxeo by Gaspar Hauser, winner of the Fipresci award at the 2013 Rotterdam Festival; Victor Berlin, from Plat; Chema González, Head of cultural activities at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, and Alfredo Aracil, Curator of Universo video_the other Spanish audiovisual, will meet in this debate in which production and distribution around the new Spanish cinema and to the international context of experimental cinema.
Place:LABoral chill-out
Hour:8 to 9 p.m.

Program 3

20 and 22.11.2013

The international recognition that the Locarno and Rotterdam festivals have granted, respectively, to Albert Serra and Alberto Gracia in 2013, underlines the work of two radical directors for whom aesthetics is almost a political question: two paths when it comes to making and bringing together images that, although they have certain formal similarities, take different paths. Chance seems to bring together two films this year that, in some way, work on the need to write and communicate History in another way.

History of the dead, Albert Serra, 2013, 148’The meeting between Casanova and Dracula in a Swiss castle fosters the clash between a century that is ending and another that has just been born. The end of the Enlightenment with its search for publicity gives way to Romanticism, a way of being very far from the Enlightenment, hermetic, tremendous and violent. A film that won him the Golden Leopard at the last Locarno Festival.
Place:Cinemas Center, Room 4
Hour:4 p.m. Presentation and Meeting with Albert Serra

The fifth evanxeo of Gaspar Hauser, Alberto Gracia, 2013, 61’The enigmatic story of the wild child Kaspar Hauser, who appeared out of nowhere in Nuremberg in 1828, serves as a transcript for Alberto Gracia’s first film, winner of the FIPRESCI award at the last Rotterdam Festival.
Place:Cajastur Cultural Center San Juan Bautista Collegiate Church, Gijón
Hour: 8:15 p.m. Presentation and Meeting with Alberto Gracia

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