LOOPS-EXPANDED IN MADRID
September 7th – 18th, 2022
We received 110 of 40 countries submitted works is a testimony of the loop strengths and vitality. That’s the reason why we had a fascinating, but no easy (and slightly delayed) task. Fortunately enough, the submitted works enabled us having a real, beautiful and convincing discussion about purposes and meanings.
So in this list, we are sharing the works for which we have a commitment to show. Each curatorial partner will select one or more works and, depending on local conditions, the form of the exhibition could include shows or screenings in museums, galleries, theatres or outdoors screenings, symposiums and/or masterclasses. Hopefully, we will have a second list of more confirmed exhibitions.
This network aims to not to function as a traditional jury that just selects or rejects, but rather as a curatorial group whose goal is to unite and exhibit a ‘treasure trove’ around the loop. The present list is the autonomous but convergent work of programmers representing moving image projects in five countries: António da Câmara (Duplacena / Festival Temps d’Images, Lisbon – Portugal). Mario Gutiérrez Cru & Araceli López (PROYECTOR, Madrid – Spain); Sandra Lischi (Ondavideo, Pisa – Italy); Tom Van Vliet (WWVF, Amsterdam – Netherlands); Jaqueline Beltrame and Alisson Avila (Cine Esquema Novo collective (Porto Alegre – Brazil) and Irit Batsry and Alisson Avila (Loops.Lisboa / Festival Temps d’Images, Lisbon – Portugal).
Chia-Yun Wu(Taiwan): Five, Four, Three, Two, (2021),13:30
Lina Jiménez Numpaque (Colombia): Con el CIELO entre los ojos, (2021-22), 10:00
Lorena Ruiz Pellicero(Spain): Fragmentos de una entrevista (Snippets of an Interview), 2021, 0:30
Ramón González Palazón (Spain): Despite the darkness, (2021), 25:11
Rina Venetucci (Italy): Three Times Akerman, (2019); 02:27
*To be confirmed
ART MADRID. – PROYECTOR 2022
Sound, visual and performance installations
Every form of art has a beginning and an end, a beginning normally with a void, be it sound or visual, and a time when we already consider it finished. It fulfills a cycle and as such, a function, almost like infinity, like a perfect circle, almost magical, to which only art can take us.
This new collaboration ART MADRID–PROYECTOR, once again under the curatorship of Mario Gutiérrez Cru, we want to investigate the concept of the loop, or loop in Spanish, a word that not even the RAE dictionary knows how to define precisely. That is why we want to invite PIONEERS to rethink this concept, from an etymological, philosophical and, of course, artistic point of view, focusing on the sound, visual and corporal construction of said word.
For this new edition of Art Madrid’22 we offer you a tour over almost 2 weeks (from February 19 to 27, 2022), which consists of a theoretical base with professional meetings open to the public and another practice with installations, projection of international curators and actions at the fair itself. Focusing mainly on video art, experimental music and performance, all disciplines that will open this debate for us.
Starting with the most reflective part, inviting experts who, during the professional table, will talk to us about the meaning of the loop from very different positions, disciplines and perspectives. For this we have invited pioneers of video art and new media art both from the point of view of creation, as well as distribution and collecting: Gary Hill (USA), Tom Van Vliet (hol) and Sandra Lischi (ita), with the presentation and moderation by Tamara García (esp) specialist in the loop concept.
To continue investigating this concept, we would like to invite Irit Batsry (isr/usa), artist and curator of Loops.Expanded, to present and show key pieces of the moving image, both from its beginnings and from recent years. This international platform is made up of directors of video art festivals from Brazil, Italy, Portugal, the Netherlands and Spain; some of them with almost 40 years of experience, such as Sandra Lischi (Ondavideo since 1985 in Pisa); or Tom Van Vliet (WWVF since 1982 in Amsterdam) or Irit Batsry, pioneering artist and curator of Festival Temps d’Images since 2003 in Lisbon, and new additions such as the Cine Schema Novo festival in Brazil since 2003 and PROYECTOR in Madrid since 2008. All of them will offer the attending public an exclusive selection of pieces under this loop premise. To end the day, the Colombian artist Lina Jiménez Numpaque , one of those selected by the Loops.Expanded platform, will perform her work Lucifero live at 7:30 p.m. at the El Águila headquarters.
As you have been able to observe, all of the above is carried out prior to the fair and with a more educational, reflective and contemplative character. For this reason, we want to involve the public and make them participate during the fair itself at the ART MADRID–PROYECTOR stand, which will allow us to enjoy two installation proposals by the pioneer of new media art Gary Hill. And as a closing, a couple of performance proposals will open and close the fair, from the language of the body and sound experimentation, a door to the loop through actions and audiovisual performances… Gary Hill himself and the pioneer of Spanish sound art Llorenç Barber.
Let’s enjoy the loop!
1. STAND IN FAIR
23-27 FEB. CIBELES PALACE GLASS GALLERY
Artist: Gary Hill
3. INTERNATIONAL CURATOR SCREENINGS
19 FEB. 5:00 p.m. THE EAGLE ROOM AUDITORIUM
Historical screenings by Ondavideo (Italy) and WWVF (The Netherlands); and more current with Loops.Expanded (bra/por/hol/ita/esp). We will also have the presentation of Irit Batsry
7:30 p.m. Performance by Lina Jiménez Numpaque
4. CYCLE OF ACTIONS
23 and 25 FEB 2022. 8pm. CIBELES PALACE GLASS GALLERY
23 FEB 2022. 8pm. Performance by Gary Hill
25 FEB 2022. 8pm. Performance by Llorenç Barber
Madrid Art Fair
Curating WWWF (hol)
Nan Hoover (hol), Returning to Fuji, 1984, 8:37
Bruce Nauman (eeuu), Good Boy Bad Boy, 1985, Fragmento de 17:14
Breda Beban (yug), Let’s call it love, 2000, 7:15
Eder Santos (bra), Neptune’s Choice, 2003, 15:30
Curator Ondavideo (ita)
Michele Sambin (ita), Il tempo consuma, 1978, 5:00
Gianni Toti (ita), Per una videopoesia, 1980, Fragmento de 10:00
Robert Cahen (fra), Invitation au voyage, 1983, 9:00
Steina and Woody Vasulka – Peter Kirby (eeuu), Binary Lives, 1997, 43:00 Fragmento de 14:00
Curated Loops.Expanded (international)
Abelardo Gil-Fournier (Spain) & Jussi Parikka (Finlad): Seed, Image, Ground, (2020), 09:38
Cyril Gamiche (France / Japan): Trajectory 2, (2019), 3:30
Javier Olivera (Argentine): A possible portrait of my mother, (2021), 06:26
Lina Jiménez Numpaque (Colombia): Lucífero, (2019), 01:55
Økapi (Italy), 13th floor, (2021), 4:12
Paula Lafuente (Spain), Industriales, (2018), 7:21
Pedro Vaz (Portugal): Ser, (2021), 15:48
Shir Handelsman (Israel): Rivka, (2017), 5:00
Tommaso Lunardi (Italy): Ulysses, (2020), 8:06