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The heart’s eye saw something which the hand could never hold Current exhibition

« This room, housing the flesh, is home for the heart: point of return and point of departure; contains those objects which, the sight fallen or fixed upon, are thresholds for the quick heart’s eye. The real thing, caught in the hand, through which the heart takes flight … The breath caught in the early morning because the heart’s eye saw something which the hand could never hold… ». This excerpt from Maya Deren‘s diaries and included in the volume The Legend of Maya Deren (Anthology Film Archives, 1988) constitutes an important reference to articulate a group exhibition about chamber films, considered as a kind of films between the domestic and the public, the amateur and the professional, the intimate and the collective. Based on the work of five artists and filmmakers, a series of practices that integrate a way of working based on the fleetingness of the gesture, on the delicacy of the unpredictable instant, while reflecting on the ways of inhabiting intimate spaces, will be shown.

Among the participating artists are Judith Adataberna, Valentina Alvarado Matos, Marie Losier, Callisto Mc Nulty and Bárbara Sánchez Barroso.

 

Exhibition and cycle curated by Sergi Álvarez Riosalido.

 

Opening: November 9 at 7:00 pm.

When

9 Nov - 23 Dec 2022
9 Nov 2022 23 Dec 2022 11am to 1:30pm - 4pm to 8pm

Where

Chiquita Room

Book your tickets for The heart’s eye saw something which the hand could never hold
9 Nov - 23 Dec 2022
Wednesday - Saturday
11am to 1:30pm - 4pm to 8pm

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9 November - 23 December

Artist

Valentina Alvarado Matos

Valentina Alvarado Matos (1986, Maracaibo) is a visual artist with a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design from the Universidad del Zulia, where she was a professor in the Faculty of Experimental Arts. In 2014 she completed a Master's degree in Contemporary Artistic Creation at the University of Barcelona.

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Judith Adataberna

Filmmaker, photographer and visual artist, Judith Adataberna has developed her artistic imaginary through experimental cinema, photography and video-installation. She studied Fine Arts and completed her studies with a scholarship from the experimental film lab Master-LAV (Madrid).

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Callisto Mc Nulty

Callisto Mc Nulty was born in 1990 in Paris. Holding a Bachelor of Arts from Central Saint Martins and an Masters of Arts (Gender Studies) from Goldsmith University, her practice includes films and videos, editorial projects and performances. She is interested in archives, as well as marginal voices.

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Marie Losier

Marie Losier is a filmmaker and curator who’s worked in New York City for 23 years and has shown her films and videos at museums, galleries, biennials and festivals. Losier studied literature at the University of Nanterre (France, BA, 1995) and Fine Arts at Hunter College, City University of New York (MFA, 2003).

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Bárbara Sánchez Barroso

Bárbara is a visual artist who works mainly with moving images and video installations. She studied Fine Arts, Audiovisual Communication and Literature Theory at the University of Barcelona. She holds an MA in Artistic Research from the Malmö Art Academy, Lund University, Sweden, and a postgraduate degree from HISK, Belgium.

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