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sssssh – chamber film cycle Cycle

sssssh – chamber film cycle is an exhibition and programmed series of screenings inspired by Maya Deren’s idea of “chamber films”, a cinematographic practice between the private and the public, the amateur and the professional. In the works by the filmmakers in this project, each film is a room, a chamber that captures the intimacy of the gesture, the briefness of a glimpse. This cycle makes Chiquita Room into that place that, as Maya Deren wrote, is home for the heart: «the breath caught in the early morning because the heart’s eye saw something which the hand could never hold…».

On the occasion of the Loop Festival and as part of the City Screen 2022 program, Chiquita Room proposes this cycle and collective exhibition with the participation of Judith Adataberna, Valentina Alvarado Matos, Marie Losier, Callisto Mc Nulty and Bárbara Sánchez Barroso.


Cycle and exhibition curated by Sergi Álvarez Riosalido.


Wednesday, November 9 at 7:00 pm.

Opening of the exhibition The heart’s eye saw something which the hand could never hold.


Thursday, November 10 at 7:00 p.m.

Screening #01 sssssh – Judith Adataberna

With the screening of Parpadeo (2018), El espectrorium (2016-2017), Glimpses in the devil’s eye (2019), Inside the microtubule (2018).

With the presence of Judith Adataberna.


Friday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m.

Screening #02 sssssh – Bárbara Sánchez Barroso

The session will include screenings of the films The Odyssey (2018) and the three films that are part of the installation The Holobiont That Therefore I Am (2022): The Knots We Knot (with Adriana Vila Guevara, 2021), Botanical Dream (2022), The way my mother talked to plants (2022).

With the presence of Bárbara Sánchez Barroso.


Saturday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m.

Screening #03 sssssh – Valentina Alvarado Matos

With the screening of Trópico Desvaído (2016), Chances de luz (2017), El mar peinó la orilla (2019) and Arrojalatierra (2021).


Wednesday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m.

Screening #04 sssssh – Correspondences by Valentina Alvarado Matos and Bárbara Sánchez Barroso

Screening of correspondences by Valentina Alvarado Matos (Letters to Nazli Dincel, 2020) and Bárbara Sánchez Barroso (Letters from the forest, 2017).


Thursday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m.

Screening #05 sssssh – Callisto Mc Nulty

Presentation of the publication From Spring to Spring by Callisto Mc Nulty with Sara Agudo Millán and screening of Pénélopiade (2022).

With the presence of Callisto Mc Nulty.


Friday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m.

Screeing #07 sssssh – Marie Losier

Screening of Miniature Houses From Chicago Museum of Arts (2002), Bird Bath and Beyond (2003), Which Is Witch ? (2020), Electric Storm – 100 Years of Theremin (2020).




Cycle included in the City Screen 2022 program of the Loop Festival.


10 November - 19 November 2022
10 November 2022 19 November 2022 19:00 - 20:30


Chiquita Room


30 – 40€
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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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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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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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