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Xcèntric 2021

Guided visits to the Xcèntric Archive 2021

An introduction to experimental cinema


Free with pre-booking

We offer guided visits free of charge that work as an introduction to experimental cinema as well as a way to discover the Archive's content. 

Experimental Cinema

An introductory approach to the history of experimental cinema through which to discover the main milestones, the most influential currents and some of the most radically free filmmakers of this anti-industrial, imperfect, imaginative, sensory and playful cinema.

Dates: February 27, March 10, April 14, May 12, July 3 and 21, September 22, October 16, November 17.

Cinema Without a Camera

There is no need for a camera to make a film. The works of Man Ray, Len Lye or Stan Brakhage prove that the artistic exploration of the possibilities of the cinematographic medium exceed the act of filming. Either through direct animation, in the case of Norman McLaren, or by darkroom work and manual contact printing, like Peter Tscherkassky, this group of films bring both technical and expressive innovations.

Dates: February 24, March 20, April 21, June 30, October 27, November 24.

We're here, we're queer. Experimental LGBTIQ+ Cinema.

Such free and radical cinema has historically been the perfect medium for dissident discourses and sensibilities. A personal, amateur, anti-industrial cinema associated with experience and intimacy, through which "deviant" perspectives on gender and sexuality are expressed.

Dates: March 27, April 28, May 15, June 26, July 24, October 23, November 10.

Between seeing and looking

The eye, one of the fundamental organs in the filmic experience, is the vehicle for both sight and looking in our perceptual experience. Between what the eye sees and our gaze is a space that's often blurred and undefined; sometimes unfamiliar, sometimes all too familiar but not questioned. Based on the work of various filmmakers, we present an exploratory tour of some significant proposals related to seeing and looking.

Dates: October 2, October 20.

Presenters: Jorge Domingo, Jan Baeta

This activity is part of Xcèntric 2021

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