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Francesc Tosquelles

Historia potencial de Francesc Tosquelles, Catalunya i la por

Film screening and discussion

Debate

Free with pre-booking

Screening of the film Història potencial de Francesc Tosquelles, Catalunya i la por (2021) and conversation with the director Mireia Sallarès, the co-writer and co-curator of the exhibition Joana Masó, the sociologist Éric Fassin, the activist documentary Veronika Arauzo, and the documentalist Marta Duran.

Halfway between experimental documentary and speculative fiction, the film tells the story of the Catalan psychiatrist Francesc Tosquelles, and not from what has been documented of the experiences in which he participated, but from what is missing from them. Without separating the then and the now, the living from the dead, nor the awareness of the unconscious, this film potentially makes history of a doctor who in critical times of the twentieth century politicized psychiatry, turning around our relationship with madness and the normal man. Història potencial de Francesc Tosquelles wants to reconstruct a forgotten legacy for Catalonia and the world, opening a self-critical space on the forgetfulness of these pasts marked by war and exile.

After the screening there will be a debate with the director, Mireia Sallarès, the researcher Joana Masó, the sociologist Éric Fassin, Veronika Arauzo, sex worker and transfeminist activist, and Marta Duran, filmmaker and documentary filmmaker.

17.00 - Screening of the film (135 minutes)

19:30 - Conversation with Mireia Sallarès, Joana Masó, Éric Fassin, Veronika Arauzo and Marta Duran.

 

Història potencial de Francesc Tosquelles, Catalunya i la por is a project awarded ex aequo the 7a Edició del Premi de Videocreació. Coproduction of a videoart project between the Centres Territorials del Sistema Públic d'Equipaments d'Arts Visuals de Catalunya*, Santa Mònica, Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya, and LOOP Barcelona.

*Centres Territorials del Sistema Públic d'Equipaments d'Arts Visuals de Catalunya: ACVIC. Centre d’Arts Contemporànies, Vic; Fabra i Coats: Centre d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona; Centre d'Art Tecla Sala, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat; Centre d'Art la Panera, Lleida; M|A|C Mataró Art Contemporani; Bòlit. Centre d'Art Contemporani, Girona; Lo Pati - Centre d'Art Terres de l'Ebre, Amposta i Mèdol - Centre d’Arts Contemporànies de Tarragona.

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Conversation with the director Mireia Sallarès, the co-writer and co-curator of the exhibition Joana Masó, the sociologist Éric Fassin, the activist documentary Veronika Arauzo, and the documentalist Marta Duran about this this film that potentially makes history of a doctor ...

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