Growing cinema

Isaki Lacuesta will give the master class entitled “Growing Cinema” as part of the “Es Baluard Image Research” programme.

This master class is aimed to deepen the decoding of the moving image and its relationship with contemporary art. It is structured as an intensive session which will focus on the following concepts:

“The growing film: The session will discuss constant dialogue between cinema and other disciplines, since it is a (like Nature is) natural impure art. We will discuss how filmmaking can be addressed in countless ways, from exhibiting our own works that are currently in process: films, installations, series… Someone calculated that the twelve-tone method of composition allowed to mix the notes of the scale in 479 001 600 different ways. Luckily, no one has yet been able to calculate how many ways can we keep mixing cinematic images and sounds”.

This creator has always been very close to different projects and creators of the art world such as Craven, Barceló, Perejaume, Tàpies, Cesc Gelabert or RCR architects. Since 2007 he has also collaborated with various museums and centers, as Artium’s Miradas al Límite, where he explored the borders of visual language and new ways of cinematic expression.

Isaki Lacuesta (Girona, Spain, 1975). His most recent films are Murieron por encima de sus posibilidades, a cooperative work, and the dyptic shot in Africa and formed by Los pasos dobles and El cuaderno de barro, which won respectively the Golden Shell in Festival de San Sebastián and the Gold Medal for best television documentary in the Biarritz Film Festival.

His films have been screened at film festivals around the world and in art centers like the New York MOMA, the Barcelona CCCB and La Casa Encendida in Madrid. He’s been subject of retrospectives at the National Gallery in Washington (2013), the Film Festival Cali (Colombia), Festival dei Poppoli (Italy), Festival of Tubingen (Germany), Spanish Film Festival of Toulouse (France), Festival of Malaga, festival Ibn Arabi, Canarias Mediafest (Spain).

He studied Audiovisual Communication at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and graduated in the first edition of the Masters in Creative Documentary of the University Pompeu Fabra.

His first feature film, Cravan vs Cravan (2002) won awards at several international festivals. Spanish critics recognized him as the best film-debut of the year, received the the Sant Jordi RNE Prize and, among others, the International Sitges Film Festival awards for Best New Director and the Public for Best Picture. La leyenda del tiempo (2006) was presented in the official section of the Festival of Rotterdam, and has become a benchmark of the new Spanish cinema. Los condenados (2009), his first film strictly fictional, received the FIPRESCI prize at the film festival in San Sebastian.

1st October 2015 → 1st October 2015