“Man hides in film, like we hide as children in a hole on the beach. There is no possible dialogue with today’s man who seeks to escape the hard reality. If we wait for him at the statue, he doesn’t come. If we are in the novel, he doesn’t enter either. However, the man who escapes enters film. It is necessary to wait for this man who flees and use cinematographic narration inside the film”.
Third session on the artist from Orio in which we offer his greatest and scarce film treasures from his archive, making them all the more valuable. It is a session especially built for the festival and never shown, in which two super8 films shot by Oteiza himself will be put on screen, as well as sound recordings that he left with instructions and ideas on film creation, along with some other emotional surprises, such as Oteiza singing Iru gabean in Basque, a song that he himself wrote and which was later put to music by Oskarbi. The session essentially consists of two sound archives and two films, in addition to the short film directed by Nestor Basterretxea, Operation H, in which Oteiza participated in some ideas and in its making, and which is important for the purpose of this session, which is to raise awareness of the artist’s bulbaceous film attempts through outlines and ideas.