II International Film Seminar - Aily Nash, Akram Zaatari, María Palacios Cruz, Naeem Mohaiemen, Susana de Sousa Dias, Eric Baudelaire, belit sağ | Tabakalera - Donostia / San Sebastián

II International Film Seminar

What can an image do?

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Tabakalera International Center for Contemporary Culture presents its second International Film Seminar: four days of sharing films, texts, processes, audiovisual works, discussions and exchanges on both sides of the screen. Like in our first edition, we take our summer exhibition, this year the solo of the French artist and filmmaker Eric Baudelaire, as the departing point. We invited curator Aily Nash to draw an itinerary and propose a series of films, filmmakers and contemporary artists whose work will allow us to reflect upon the historical, political and personal aspects of the image itself.

 

Que peut une image?
¿Qué puede una imagen?
Zer egin dezake irudi batek?
What can an image do?

 

This phrase, used by philosopher Pierre Zaoui when reflecting upon Baudelaire’s practice, is a starting inquiry for the seminar. The moving image practices presented in the seminar investigate the complex relationship between the image and political and historical narratives. The question of what the image is capable of doing is at the heart of the formal experimentation seen in the works. These artists’ approaches to media consider the production and employment of images to reveal both its power and its highly malleable nature.

The seminar presents the works and practices of the following guests: Eric Baudelaire, Naeem Mohaiemen, María Palacios Cruz, belit sag, Susana de Sousa Dias, and Akram Zaatari.

Activities

  • Cinema
    09-07-2017 - 20:00

    Taking as its starting point the photographs taken by the portuguese political police (1926-1974), Luz Obscura seeks to reveal how an authoritarian system operates within the family intimacy, simultaneously revealing areas of repression which mould the present.

     

    Location: - Cinema - Screen 1

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  • Cinema
    08-07-2017 - 20:00

    Akram Zaatari’s latest film Twenty-Eight Nights and a Poem explores the work of photographer Hashem el Madani, who has run a commercial photography studio in southern Lebanon for the last five decades.

    Location: - Cinema - Screen 1

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  • Cinema
    07-07-2017 - 20:00

    First public screening programmed within the II International Film Seminar.

    Location: - Cinema - Screen 1

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