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Picture: Tzuan Wu.

Continuing with the line of work that got underway in 2014, El Cine Rev[b]elado is offering a series of activities around audiovisual performance and film’s interrelation with other disciplines. It is an examination of the cinematographic experience beyond the darkened room and the projected image, relating it and transforming it to activate an experience around the audiovisual that questions not only its own language but also its entire structure and conventional logistics.

On 9 February 2014, the first edition of El Cine Rev[b]elado got underway at the CA2M Museum. Ten years later, we are still examining the interrelation between film and other disciplines by proposing a dialogue that rebels against the conventions of traditional cinematography in a constant quest for new revelations that lead us to other places and activate critical thinking.

In this anniversary edition, we are suggesting a reflection on the image itself in terms of its presence and especially its absence, associating it with orality, the word, the text and gesture via four performances by artists who inquire into and work within these contemporary artistic practices.

In 2024, we celebrated one decade and six editions of El Cine Rev[b]elado along with the CA2M Museum and everyone who has attended it, turning this series into a benchmark within the live and performing arts in the Community of Madrid.

Curated by Playtime Audiovisuales (Enrique Piñuel Martín and Natalia Piñuel Martín).


Sunday 11 February 6:30 pm ǀ NON-IMAGE: A TALK ABOUT PERCEPTION ǀ David Bestué, Marta Azparren and Haize Lizarazu.

Sunday 18 February 6 pm ǀ WASHINGTON ǀ Matías Daporta.

Sunday 25 February 6:30 pm ǀ FORTY-SIX SECONDS ǀ Los Torreznos.

Sunday 3 March 6:30 pm ǀ THINGS SAID ONCE ǀ Esperanza Collado.

Note: Only the session on 18 February will begin at 6 pm.

Playtime Audiovisuals

This is a Madrid-based cultural management platform founded by Natalia Piñuel and Enrique Piñuel in 2007 which is devoted to contemporary artistic practices. They undertake curatorial projects for art centres and cultural institutions like the Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Azkuna Zentroa, MUSAC, Instituto Cervantes, Centro Cultural de España en México and Tabakalera. They have also worked as programmers for film and music festivals like (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periférico de A Coruña, Festival de Jóvenes Realizadores de Granada, Actual de Logroño and Experimenta Club de Madrid.

Their most prominent projects include ‘Visiones contemporáneas - últimas tendencias del cine y el vídeo en España’ (Contemporary visions – latest trends in film and video in Spain) at Domus Artium 2002 (DA2) in Salamanca since 2013; the multidisciplinary festival ‘She Makes Noise’ at Madrid’s La Casa Encendida since 2015, which disseminates the role of women and nonbinary identities in electronic music and audiovisual experimentation; and the performance biennial ‘El Cine Rev[b]elado’ at the Museo Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo in Móstoles since 2014. They co-founded ‘L.A. OLA’, the contemporary Spanish film festival sited in Los Angeles, New York and Mexico City from 2015 to 2018. They also worked as independent film distributors for twelve years. They regularly contribute to different media and work as teachers.


Cine revelado

Sunday 11 February 6:30 pm. Free admission until capacity is reached.

Performative lecture. Premiere in Madrid. David Bestué, Marta Azparren and Haize Lizarazu.

For this year’s edition, we are inviting the artist David Bestué to the opening. Bestué is interested in the relationships between art and architecture, the representation of the human body and the connections between sculpture and language. We are also inviting the filmmaker and researcher Marta Azparren, the author of the essay ‘Cine ciego’ [Blind Cinema], to share a lecture on the non-image, what cannot or does not want to be an image, and on the resistance to being represented. This encounter stems from the exhibition ‘Lleno de agujeros’ [Full of Holes], which was on display at Barcelona’s Centro de Arte Santa Mónica in 2023. The session includes a talk-performance between Bestué and Azparren, a dialogue between the non-image and the blind image in conjunction with the experimental musician, Haize Lizarazu.

David Bestué is an artist whose practice experiments with ideas based on poetry, art history and architecture. In the early 2000s, he worked with Marc Vives, creating the duo Bestué-Vives, and the two participated in the Venice Biennale in 2004. He has created works on the recent history of architecture and engineering in Spain. Some of his exhibition include ROSI AMOR, at the Museo Reina Sofía (Madrid, 2017); Pastoral, at La Panera (Lleida, 2021); Aflorar [Blossom], at the Museo Jorge Oteiza (Pamplona, 2022); Pajarazos [Big Birds], at the Museo Patio Herreriano (Valladolid, 2023); and Ciudad de arena [City of Sand], at Fabra i Coats (Barcelona, 2023). He has also curated several exhibitions, like El sentido de la escultura [The Meaning of Sculpture] at the Fundació Joan Miró (Barcelona, 2021)

Marta Azparren is a visual artist and researcher. Her work ranges between experimental cinema, the living arts and drawing and suggests a meta-reflection on artistic activity, with particular attention to the connections between the creator, the spectator, the work of art and the internal machinery of mediation, production and exhibition. She also examines the non-visual in the visual. She recently published the essay ‘Cine ciego’ [Blind Cinema], which inquires into the relationship between the changes in scopic, aesthetic and political systems with the onset of the flow of images, specifically the image-less image.

Haize Lizarazu is a pianist, performer and creator. Her career centres on contemporary and experimental music, as well as artistic investigation. She is particularly interested in the hybridisation among artistic disciplines, and her own work spans creation, improvisation and musical performance. Her line of inquiry revolves around the gestural work of the musician with regard to their instrument. 

Credits: Non-image. Photograph: courtesy of the artists.

Credits: Washington. Photograph: Miramemira.


Cine revelado

18 February 6 pm. Free admission until capacity is reached.

Stage proposal. Premiere in Madrid. Matías Daporta.

Washington is a process of inquiry that speculates on what may have been the last film in an unfinished trilogy: USA: Land of Opportunities by Lars Von Trier. What happens when a trilogy or project is never finished? Or when a series whose last chapter is a cliffhanger is cancelled? Perhaps the poetics of speculation moves in. Absence becomes political potential. The project no longer belongs to its author and becomes democratised in the minds of those who want to imagine a continuation or an ending.

There is no information on the treatment or the approach Washington would have had. Because the trilogy was left unfinished, the author left us an empty space to ask new questions about the United States and humanity. The absence of a film becomes the framework in which this proposal operates.

With Washington, Matias Daporta is conducting a project of inquiry into the points of interference between film and theatre, seeking to transform the way the cinematographic mechanism works onstage. He has done this with projects like Funerals, Welcome, where he examines the editing; Flat, not Apartment where he focuses on projection; Knock Down on where the topic is filming; and MOCAP where he questions the framing.

Washington premiered at the TNT Festival of Live Arts and New Forms of Terrassa, Barcelona in 2022 with the support of the Teatre Lliure and Carlota Sotdevila Grants and LaPoderosa.

Collaborators include the casting director Alejandra Allaf and the actresses Daniela Jacques, Emiliana Carvallo, Lucía Lorente and Fati Fernández. We also wish to thank the Escuela Universitaria de Artes TAI for its support.

Matías Daporta is a non-disciplinary artist and curator who examines issues surrounding the homogenisation of culture and the relationship between the performing arts and the digital world. He has been working alongside Begoña Cuquejo on the project #spanishwashing since 2010. His works have been presented internationally at venues like Veem, Arti et Amicitiae, Corridor Space Project, Frascati Theatre in Amsterdam, Projection Room in Brussels, Oxo Tower in London and the Centre of Mental and Physical Well-being in Bristol, among others. He has been the curator of the Festival Me Gustas Pixelad_ at La Casa Encendida and is a member of LaJUANGallery (Madrid).

Credits: Washington. Photograph: Miramemira.


Cine revelado

25 February 6:30 pm. Free admission until capacity is reached.

Performance. World premiere. Los Torreznos.

This project was made especially for El Cine Rev[b]elado at the proposal of Playtime Audiovisuals with the goal of reinterpreting what is considered the first film in the history of the cinema, Employees Leaving the Lumière Factory (La sortie de l'usine Lumière à Lyon) from 1895, made by the Lumière brothers. The idea is to shift it to Móstoles, a peripheral, working-class city in the Community of Madrid in 2024. Through loquaciousness and the performative text, Los Torreznos will bring this famous film to their own turf, reflecting on the act of filmmaking through the word and the cinematographic story beyond the image.

Los Torreznos are a tool of communication on social and political issues and our most deeply rooted customs. They work based on the most direct reality, translating issues that are part of everyday life into contemporary language. The intention behind their work is geared at searching and expressive experimentation through simple forms like sound, gesture, language and presence. They use humour and examine contents that reflect everyday lives. Their work spans performance, video and sound pieces. Even though Los Torreznos was established in 2000, Rafael Lamata and Jaime Vallaure had done numerous joint interventions before that. They have also been founding members and active participants in the experimental creation group Circo Interior Bruto (2000-2005) and Zona de Acción Temporal (ZAT) (1997-1998). Los Torreznos participated in the fifty-second edition of the Venice Biennale.

Credits: Los Torreznos. Photograph: AnticTeatre.


Cine revelado

3 March 6:30 pm. Free admission until capacity is reached.

Expanded cinema performance and subsequent conversation. Esperanza Collado.

This is a choreographed reading that involves the use of books, rolls of film, plants, 24-millimetre slides and a 16-mm film projector. The text is an ode to cinema as an experience and includes different quotes from thinkers and filmmakers based on Collado’s own research on forms of para-cinema. According to the author, ‘Things Said Once is a declaration of art and a paean to cinema in recognition of its history and our responsibility in the present’. Written as a poem, the text is built around an understanding of cinema as an experience in its spatial, temporal and communitarian dimensions. Formally, it is presented as a performance, a reading in a crafted setting that includes gestures, body actions and objects through which the text is revealed.

Different versions of this performance have been staged and have evolved since 2015 in art spaces like Taipei Contemporary Art Centre (Taiwan), the Lajevardi Foundation in Teheran (Iran), the Centro Cultural de España in Montevideo (Uruguay), the Centro de Cultura Montehermoso (Vitoria), the Cinematek of Brussels (Belgium), the Microscope Gallery in New York and the CCCB in Barcelona, and at festivals like Oberhausen (Germany), Bristol Experimental and Expanded Film (Great Britain) and Punto de Vista (Pamplona).

On 9 February 2014, Esperanza Collado opened the first edition of El Cine Rev[b]elado with the performance Ensayos de la evaporación [Essays on Evaporation] (We only Guarantee the Dinosaurs). Ten years later she is returning to this series to close it, coming full circle, and to share a new performance that carries on her practice and inquiry within expanded film and the people who are part of it.

All participants will be given a fanzine, Things Said Once, illustrated by Paula Guerrero, written by Esperanza Collado and designed by Jaime Narváez. At the end of the performance, the curators will hold an encounter with the artist, ten years later…

Esperanza Collado is a visual artist, filmmaker and teacher. She holds a PhD from the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, where she currently teaches. Her field of work and research are located between installation and performance, as she troubles the medium of film and its presentation conditions to explore the instability of projection and makes minimal choreographies around the syntax of film. Her 16-mm films are envisioned for performative settings. She is the author of Paracinema: la Desmaterialización del Cine en las Prácticas Artísticas and the co-founder of the Asociación Artística LEVE and the Experimental Film Club, a film exhibition space in Dublin.

Credits: Things Said Once. Photograph: Duna Vallés.


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