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Laida Lertxundi

Filmmaker

(Bilbao, 1981)

Filmmaker who lives between California and Euskadi. Her work connects conceptual art and structural cinema from a radical personified feminist perspective. She has a master’s degree from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and a degree in Fine Arts from Bard College. At present, after having taught at the University of California, San Diego, she is a lecturer in Fine Arts and Humanities at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Her films, most of them in 16mm are set in natural, urban, and domestic spaces of Los Angeles and its surroundings. Coming under the generic title of Landscape Plus, they move between the intimate spaces of interiority and the vastness of California’s open spaces with the aim of covering a geography transformed by  affective and subjective states. She has been a programmer for Xcèntric cinema at the CCCB and her work is included in the Reina Sofía National Art Centre collection. She has also had solo exhibitions at Matadero (Madrid, 2019), LUX (London, 2018), Tramway (Glasgow, 2018), Tabakalera (Donostia, 2017), fluent (Santander, 2017), DA2 (Salamanca, 2015), Vdrome (2014), and La Alhóndiga (Bilbao, 2014). Moreover, her films have been shown in prestigious international festivals.

www.laidalertxundi.com

Update: 23 September 2020

Contents

Publications

Xcèntric Cinema

Conversations on the creative process and the filmic vision

Has participated in

A Vocabulary for the Future

Continuous screening

Illuminating Vision (II): Between Images

The CCCB's cinema

Space of desire

Xcèntric Archive

Landscape Plus. The cinema of Laida Lertxundi

DEL ÉXTASIS AL ARREBATO (FROM ECSTASY TO RAPTURE)

Session 5. INVESTIGATIONS / METACINEMA

Amorous psychogeography

Round tables Xperimenta'09

Projections Xperimenta'09

WHAT IS A WOMAN (1971-2003…)

Xcèntric's programme: april - may 2008