From the 16th to the 25th of May, Screen Festival, Loop Fair, and Loop Studies will unite video-artists and experts from the world of images
Since its creation in 2003, LOOP has consolidated itself as an international meeting point for specialists from the world of images. Eleven years later, the event spans several locations around the city and provides an interaction platform for all those involved in video-art, experimental film and contemporary art relating to the treatment of recorded images.
The festival is structured in three simultaneous areas.
The Loop Screen Festival, which takes place between the 16th and 24th of May, is the area that unites the widest variety of activities as it is a project that is designed to unite local and international platforms by creating strategic links among institutions, artists, commissioners, festivals, producers, distributors, galleries and universities. Loop Screen has opted for a daring, innovative format and its content is designed to connect all audiences and to act as a catalyst for synergies and a promoter for unpublished projects. The displays, performances, exhibitions, tours and, in effect, all the creations by participating artists will take place in various locations throughout the city, from museums to restaurants to emblematic buildings, and are divided by subject matter into two groups: Poetics & Politics and Sound & Vision.
On the 23rd, 24th and 25th of May, the Loop Fair will be hosted by the Hotel Catalonia on Carrer Pelai. Approximately forty video-artists will be presenting their creations in parallel and a jury will decide who receives the award. Produced by Screen Projects in parallel with Screen Festival, Loop Fair is a dynamic event made possible by the collaboration of more than 200 active professionals, institutions and organisations where unpublished works by the foremost artists in the world will be presented.
And finally, Loop Studies is an occasion to debate and hear ideas and opinions regarding the concerns and upcoming challenges in the areas of production, diffusion and management of films and videos of particular artists as well as production culture in general. Loop Studies will take place from the 23rd to the 25th of May in MACBA and the Loop auditorium and will be attended by speakers such as Bartomeu Marí, Casey Spooner, Isaac Julien, Benjamin Weil, Fernanda Nogueira and Anne Marie Charbonneux, among others.
Publication date: Wednesday, 08 May 2013
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