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Historia potencial de Francesc Tosquelles, Catalunya i la por

Film screening

Debate + Audiovisuals

Free with pre-booking

Screening of the film Història potencial de Francesc Tosquelles, Catalunya i la por (2021, 135 minutes) and discussion with the director Mireia Sallarès.

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.

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.

Participants: Mireia Sallarès

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