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EQZE students organise a public film programme at Tabakalera

From 19 to 22 April, the programme will comprise a film series, a dance performance and an audiovisual installation.


“exÓrbita. Cinema, bodies and liminal spaces” proposes an exploration of contemporary identities

EQZE students organise a public film programme at Tabakalera

The group of students specialising in Curating at Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola has organised a public film programme at Tabakalera entitled “exÓrbita. Cinema, bodies and liminal spaces”, due to take place from 19 to 22 April. This marks a break with the scheduling of previous series organised by the film school students (“Eskolatik” between the academic years 2018-2019 and 2020-2021, and “A(r)mar la cámara” last year) and which had been organised on a monthly basis throughout the academic year. Run with the collaboration of Tabakalera, the series is the fruit of the subject “One week” taught during the year by Gonzalo de Pedro and will take shape on the cinema screen through various sessions of short and feature films, but it will also host an audiovisual installation and a dance performance.

exÓrbita proposes an exploration of the transitory and the fluid in contemporary identities and addresses issues such as the movement of bodies, dance and rituality within the cinematographic space itself. So the Tabakalera cinema will be screening a series of films made up of outstanding works, such as Goodbye, Dragon Inn (Tsai Ming-lian, 2001), which will open the programme; Fiestas (Mary Jiménez, 1988), which will be attended by its director; Obscuro barroco (2017) by Evangelia Kranioti, Supernatural (2022) by Jorge Jácome and, in the closing session, the short film Liminals (2017) by Jeremy Shaw. The programme is completed by the films Ghost (Takashi Itô, 1984), Les Maîtres fous (Jean Rouch, 1955), Aribada (Natalia Escobar, Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau, 2022), Fantasma, animal (Clemente Castor, 2020) and Machine Porn from the Dark Ages: The Light Show (2022) by Whitney Conti, EQZE alumni.

Tabakalera's Auditorium Z is set to host an activity in which dance will take centre stage. The session will begin with a screening of short films that revolve around the configuration of digital identities in relation to dance and partying. This idea will be transferred from the screen to the physical space by the local dance company qbonitocolectivo; this screening will be followed by a performance of a piece composed for the occasion. The audiovisual installation Tierra en trance (2022) by the Mexican audiovisual group Los Ingrávidos will occupy the Aisle 2 space of the building. This film will be shown to mark the opening of the programme, and will be screened every day until the end of it. Access to these two activities will be free of charge.

Films with dialogue will be shown in the original version with subtitles. Tickets are available through the Tabakalera website and information point. The price is 4 euros (without concessions).