The International Festival of Video art PROYECTOR celebrates its 8th edition.

With over 3,000m2 of space, Proyector, international and multi-venue festival expands itself simultaneously to Madrid, Jaen, Milan, Coimbra, Oaxaca and Quito between 10 and 27 September.

 

 

In this eighth call, directed by Mario Gutierrez Cru with the collaboration and coordination of Janez Alvarez and Maria Clara Leitão, were received 614 proposals for video art among single channel, multichannel, video dance, video performance, video installations, and videomapping videointeracción from 19 countries, among whom have been selected 28 proposals:

 


Vanane Borian (arm), Blue and Lindy Marquez (col), Johnatan Molina (mex), Alberto Diaz (esp), Tara Mahapatra (ale), Christoph Oertli (sui), Gustavo Gutierrez (col) Caunedo Juan Dominguez (ESP) Javiera Tejerina-Risso (fra-chi), Gabriele Stellbaum (ale), Eduardo Restrepo Brown (col), Joshua Chacon Vega (MEX), Bruna Paula (ESP), Marte Kiessling (ale), Roman Gomes (arg), Johanna Reich (ale), Dominik Ritszel (pol), Melancholy Maaret (end-fra-USA), Daniel Djamo (rum), Miguel Andres (ESP), Jorge Catoni (chi), doriandgrey (esp) Tuchner Shahar (ISR) Richard Bailey (USA), Marina Camargo (bra), Natalia Delgado Valencia (col), Rosie Morris and Sam Grant (ing), Miguel de Almeida Ferreira (POR) and Luis Marques (for). Apart from other places we have Sarah Minter (MEX), Ruben Gutierrez (MEX), Raisa Maudit (esp) and Olalla Gomez (ESP).

 

 


Proyector has, once again, the support of Intermediae Matadero, which will project 5 films (Armenian Genocide 1915. VANANE BORIAN.2014, Armenia. 2 '33' '/ Always Elsewhere. TARA Mahapatra. Germany. 13' 35 '' / Stories of violence in Colombia. Gustavo Gutierrez. Colombia. 17 '01' '/ Birds. DANIEL DJAMO. Romania. 7' 32 '' / developing country "(Developing Nation). JORGE Catoni. Chile. 10 ') and it will host two meetings where the work of other artists from seven Latin American international festivals and European international festivals will be presented.

 

 

Other venues of projection are, for example, THEREDOOM Madrid gallery with a work of Boyer Tresaco and the German HANS Breder; Swinton & Grant with a film of Raisa Maudit and Astarte gallery with a work of the artist Olalla Gómez.

 

Raisa Maudit.

 

 

PROJECTOR has new venues in Cinema Usera, Bow Space, Solar Atelier, Esto es una plaza, Konvent, Coimbra and Espaço Particle...

 

CALENDARIO


J10 SEP
19h. SWINTON GALLERY. Proyección de RAISA MAUDIT (esp)
20h. THEREDOOM. Proyección de BOYER TRESACO (esp)
21.30h. ÉSTA ES UNA PLAZA. Videoinstalación interactiva de MIGUEL DE ALMEIDA FERREIRA y LUIS MARQUES (por)
23h. LA NOCHE BOCA ARRIBA. Fiesta
21h. CASA DE LAS ARTES LA RONDA / Quito - Ecuador. Proyección de PROYECTOR2015
21h. [BOX.] / Milán - Italia. Proyección de PROYECTOR2015

 

V11 SEP
20h. ATELIER SOLAR. Proyecciones de SARAH MINTER (méx) + RUBÉN GUTIÉRREZ (méx)
S12 SEP
18h. THEREDOOM. Mesa redonda con artistas coordinado por Intercambiador ACART
20h. QUINTA DEL SORDO. Proyecciones de CHRISTOPH OERTLI (sui) + JOHANNA REICH (ale) + MARINA CAMARGO (bra) + DORIANDGREY (esp) + ROSIE MORRIS AND SAM GRANT (ing)

 

D12 SEP
18h. ESPACIO NARANJO. Videoinstalaciones JOHNATAN MOLINA (méx) + JOSHUA CHACÓN (méx) + MIGUEL ANDRÉS (esp) + NATALIA VALENCIA (col) + MAIA NAVAS (arg).
19.30h. Performance de MIGUEL ANDRÉS.

 

M14 SEP
20h. ESPACIO LABRUC. Videoproyección AZUL Y LINDY MÁRQUEZ (col) + GABRIELE STELLBAUM (ale). Vídeodanza: OLGA MESA (esp)

 

X16 SEP
19.30h. INTERMEDIÆ - Festivales LatinoAmericanos: PLAY (arg) + OJO DE PERRO (mex), VIDEO BABEL (per) + Festival MIVA (ecu)


J17 SEP
20h. THEREDOOM (solo project). Proyección HANS BREDER (ale)


V18 SEP
19.30h. INTERMEDIÆ - Festivales Europeos. FONLAD (Festival Online de Artes Digitales) (por), + OODAAQ (fra) + VISUALCONTAINER (ita)


S19 SEP
20h. GALERÍA ASTARTE. Videoinstalación de OLALLA GÓMEZ (esp)
20h. FESTIVAL CEL.AV / Barcelona. Proyección de PROYECTOR2015


D20 SEP
12-20h. ESPACIO PROA. Videoinstalaciones ALBERTO DÍAZ (esp) + MARTE KIESSLING (ale) + MELANCHOLY MAARET (fin-fra-eeuu) + SHAHAR TUCHNER (isr)
20h. ESPACIO OCULTO MADRID. Videoinstalaciones EDUARDO RESTREPO CASTAÑO (col) + PAULA BRUNA (esp) + ROMÁN GÓMES (arg)
22h. CINEMA USERA. Proyección JAVIERA TEJERINA-RISSO (fra-chi) + JUAN CANEDO DOMÍNGUEZ (esp) + DOMINIK RITSZEL (pol) + RICHARD BAILEY (eeuu)
21h. PLAZA DE LA CRUZ DE PIEDRA/ Oaxaca - México. Proyección de PROYECTOR2015


V25 SEP
20h. MUSEO PROVINCIAL / ARTJaén. Stand de PROYECTOR2015


S26 SEP
22h. ARTJaén. Proyección de PROYECTOR2015
21.30h. ESPAÇO PARTÍCULA / Coimbra. Videoinstalaciones de PROYECTOR2015
 

Among the specialised professional profiles that we find in the cultural sector, and more specifically, in the field of visual arts, one of the most recent occupations is that of the curator. The ‘80s put attention on the role of the artist, with its innovative character and the enhancement of its figure as an essential articulator of creative proposals, while the end of the century moved the interest towards the exhibition centres themselves and their work as custodians of current production and as spaces to accommodate all proposals. The change of millennium strongly introduced in this panorama the role of the curator. Perhaps together with a social identity crisis, perhaps with the complexity that contemporary projects are currently acquiring, the need for building, articulating and delving into artistic discourses became evident.

Although the functions entrusted to this profession are not entirely new, since previously they belonged to conservatives, critics or experts according to the themes, the role has gained solidity because it combines all these purposes while allowing the specialisation of other professionals in their fields of competence. Now, as some curators themselves point out, the genuine spirit of this figure, who was born to facilitate the understanding of the discourse, create narratives within a sometimes chaotic and scattered context, mediate between the works and the spectator and create bridges between contemporary art and society.

The art of our day raises a multitude of unknowns for the visitor who must face proposals many times away from the aesthetic standards, which gives way to uncertainty and confusion; but, in turn, these works employ a closer language, materials and even compositions detached from the sophistication and the technical display of yesteryear, something that, far from favouring proximity to the message, generates some distancing. What we have just described is part of the very essence of current art. The questioning of the formalist guidelines and the recourse to tangible elements that are more utilitarian than embellishing are the new criteria of creation, where, above all, the message to be conveyed stands out.

Likewise, another inherent characteristic of the work of our time is the artists' concern for more immediate themes, for social, political and economic issues that seek to create a narrative and conceptual revulsion, leaving behind the aesthetic priority or, rather, making of the message its own aesthetic. In this context, strange as it may seem, contemporary creation encounters a linguistic barrier hindering the viewer's understanding. And to this circumstance, the abundant current production is added, covering a wide range of themes that are nothing more than a transcript of our diverse and globalised society.

The curator helps to facilitate this understanding by articulating a coherent discourse that allows the grouping of related ideas to set up the message. This requires to have an in-depth knowledge of the current state of the art, the lines of work of the creators, the most recent aesthetic proposals and the real demands of society to bridge the dialogue and allow the approach to art. If art deals with the same issues that concern us all, how can we not share its postulates? Cultural mediation requires the work of the curators to open a small window for reflection and to enable a space for exchange and idea generation. We share the thought that José Guirao expressed in a recent interview: "The curator is someone who reveals something new, and it would be a mistake for curators to become managers."

Understood this way curator’s role, many institutions have joined the trend of creating specific calls for new professionals to give light to their proposals. Let us remember, as an example, the call "Unpublished" of La Casa Encendida, or "Curator wanted", of the Community of Madrid or the call of Curating of La Caixa.