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Soy Cámara online

The CCCB’s video essay channel

Every Friday, we release new chapters of Soy Cámara online, audiovisual capsules about contemporary society’s most pressing issues. Each chapter explores micro-formats and different narrative styles that make us think about the way images are produced in the Internet era. Soy Cámara online also presents the creativity and critical spirit of resourceful audiovisual artistes. Are you in?

Soy Cámara Online is a laboratory for new audiovisual formats on the web produced by the CCCB in collaboration with various universities and audiovisual practitioners. It is an experimental and participatory space in the internet ecosystem that reflects on the most pressing issues in contemporary society, with the emphasis on the way images are produced, both in traditional fields and on the Internet.

  • We develop audiovisual micro-formats using the video essay.
  • We reflect on image production in the Internet era.
  • We cooperate with audiovisual faculties so that the project serves as a laboratory and an open classroom that benefits the students.
  • We work with universities and external directors to produce and think about contents and discourses in an open, across the board way.

Write to if you’re a student at one of the universities already collaborating with us (UPF, UAB, UIC, URL, UB, Elisava). If your university is not on this list and you’re interested in taking part in the project, contact one of your teachers to get collaboration up and running. You can also contact us if you’re a freelance essay filmmaker.

The Soy Cámara team organizes Open Classrooms, meeting places where students from different universities offer ideas, outlines or montages of their audiovisual projects. This year we introduce the intensive seminaries “Disassembling Soy Cámara” where, along four days, meetings between professionals and students will take place in the form of lectures. Once finalised we will award the participants with an assistance certificate

  • Write and tell us you’d like to attend.
  • Bring along your idea, a video outline or the finished capsule.
  • We’ll help you find references and ask questions.
  • We share knowledge, interests and tools.
  • We connect you with the professional world, but also with the world of ideas.

More information

  • Campus: Docu-essays made by the university community. Currently working with UPF, UAB, UB, Elisava, URL, UIC.
  • Km0: Not just the voices of the neighbourhood and its human geography in the form of chronicles or diaries, but also those capsules that reflect on the concept of neighbourliness, and the urban and social environment of neighbourhoods.
  • Gramatikon: A space for meta-reflection on audiovisual language and the actual images from their different production spaces (advertising, cinema, television). The idea is to create new audiovisual grammars, new ways of seeing images. This section includes the exercises from Pantalla Partida (images bought together to dialogue in new and apparently implausible relations) or Reversibles (humoristic manipulations of audiovisual productions from the internet), among others.
  • The Black Box: A space to give a voice to those who have none, to adjust the congenital asymmetries of today’s economic system from a viewpoint of gender, class, ethnography or cultural supremacy.
  • Not a Lab: Experimental essay space for reflection on the most pressing issues of our society. Includes ongoing dialogue with innovation and university research.
  • Lost Objects: Projects that were simply never carried out, or that it was impossible to carry out, but which act as cultural seeds.
  • Found objects: Different influencers offer their particular audiovisual selections in the form of personalized itineraries through online video.
  • Right to Reply: Analysis of works or events in our cultural history from a critical distance by present-day cultural agents.

The project is coordinated by the Audiovisuals Department, headed by Àngela Martínez, with Ingrid Guardiola as coordinator and producer of contents, Andrés Hispano and Fèlix Pérez-Hita as curators and creators of contents, and José Antonio Soria, Toni Curcó and Joan Carles Rodríguez responsible for audiovisual and technical production. Our collaborators include UAB, UB, URL, UPF, UIC and the Elisava, and external practitioners.

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A different remedy for the same complaint. Soy Cámera online

How do you follow a (cinematographic) remedy that insists there is no remedy? Feminist approaches represent a perpetual provocation, difficult to assimilate and defying the classification systems of the past. One of the practices most often repeated by female cineastes, from the early days of the medium right up to the present, is collective filmmaking.

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The Global Disco: Technology and Surveillance

Soy Cámara online

George Orwell alerted us to the dangers of totalitarian technology under the sinister slogan: "Big Brother is watching you." Orwell sets the story in 1984, a decade that made digital technology a proving ground for innovation and connected digital technology.

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